2016 Performances

Our shows usually take place outside in public spaces so you don't need to do anything except show up and enjoy. We're still waiting on details for some of the gigs later in our schedule, but we'll post more exact schedules when we know them.

April 15 - 17

NEFFA Festival. Weekend Event. Mansfield, MA.

The New England Folk Festival Association (NEFFA) puts on its annual music and dance festival each April. It has become the first dance performance for many morris and sword teams throughout the northeast and features continuous performances at the main entrance throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. This year we perform late Saturday afternoon.


  • Saturday at 2:00 pm at the main entrance (tentative time).


May 1

May Day Celebration, Thornden Park Water Tower Hill, Syracuse, NY

This year is the 36th May Day celebrated at Thornden Park by Syracuse's original morris team, Thornden Morris. It is the Hound's 32st appearance. We expect to joined by Ribbonsteel Rapper and Heartwood Morris. Later in the morning, we will be performing at a few other locations.


  • 6:00 am (dawn!) - 7:30 am – Thornden Park Water Tower Hill
  • 10:00 am – Onondaga Lake Park, at the Visitor Center / Wegman's Playground Rained out
  • 11:30 am – First Universalist Unitarian Church

May 14

Mayfaire on the Green, Holland Patent, NY

We've performed at a number of Ren Faires and they are always a hoot. We've appeared at Mayfaire since 2013.


  • 3:00 & 3:40 pm – Holland Patent Village Green

June 3 - 6

Kettle of Fish Ale. Weekend Event. Quincy and Boston, MA.

Hosted by Red Herring Morris. We've attended this ale often in the past and it has always been a lot of fun. This year should be no exception.

July 29 - 31

Dog Days Ale. Weekend Event. Trumansburg, NY and environs.

We've held this ale annually since 1994. As usual, we will be hosting it in the Finger Lakes surrounding Trumansburg, NY. See the Dog Days Ale page for more detailed information.

September 9 - 11

Onion River Ale. Weekend Event. Burlington, VT and environs.

An urban ale hosted by On The Border Morris and A Sworded Affair.

September 18

Westcott Street Cultural Fair. Syracuse, NY.

The Westcott Street Cultural Fair is a annual event celebrating the diversity of cultures in the free-thinking university neighborhood long known as the Westcott Nation. We will be sharing a performance slot with Thornden Morris.


  • 1:10 - 1:40 pm – Harvard Stage

December 5

Town of Clay Festival of the Season Tree Lighting, Clay, NY.

We'll be taking part in the annual Town of Clay Christmas Tree lighting, performing in front of the town hall.


  • 5:30 p.m. – dancing in front of town hall

December 11

Dickens Christmas, Skaneateles, NY.

The Hounds and Thornden Morris will again perform at the 23rd Annual Dickens Christmas in Skaneateles, NY. As in past years, we will present a winter mummer's play, sing some carols, … and dance, of course.


  • 3:00 p.m. – Skaneateles Library
Past Performances