Pig Dyke Molly - News
Straw Bear 2021Wed 13 Jan, 2021
For over twenty years Pig Dyke has looked forward to an evening with friends in St Andrews Hall to start our Straw Bear. It’s another thing that can’t happen at present. We wanted to remind ourselves and everyone else about what should be happening there:
Sadie HeritageWed 2 Sep, 2020
Pig Dyke is devastated that our loyal and efficient secretary Sadie died Friday 28th August aged 80. Sadie was with the team over thirty years, as dancer and then secretary, and was a co-creator of our Old Broom dance for three people. Her quirky sense of humour was behind many of the oddest and funniest bits of our Friday night plays at Straw Bear festival. She leaves a huge hole for a small person.
Pig Dyke at Sidmouth online festivalSun 2 Aug, 2020
This Year Pig Dyke Molly was invited to perform at the Sidmouth Folk festival. Because of the pandemic, there is no festival at Sidmouth, but participants were invited to contribute to an online version of the festival, to be unveiled during the first week of August when the real festival would normally have run. Pig Dyke responded to the challenge with this video, featuring Tony's history of the team, demonstrations of how to make yourself black and white (face painting and costume), dancing in the Fens, music from Karthryn and a slide show accompanied by some of the music created by Robin Griggs and John Foreman (see previous news item.) Here's the video on YouTube.
Rob's music revisitedWed 29 Jul, 2020
Robin Griggs (melodeon) was one of pig Dyke's first and most influential musicians. Years ago he made some "Morris-Prog-Rock" style recordings with John Foreman. John recently contacted us to say he's remastered some of those recordings and put them on Soundcloud (see "Prog Morris Tunes" list).
Holmfirth Folk FestivalSat 11 May, 2019
Busy weekend at Holmfirth Folk Festival. Parade, ceilidh spots, workshop and dancing both days in the part of the country where Last of the Summer Wine was filmed. Some of us Fenland folk struggled with the hills!
Eel’s Day, ElySat 4 May, 2019
Sun, hail, wind and rain were braved at Eels Day, Ely. Our lead musician needed help keeping hold of her hat!
May DayWed 1 May, 2019
Some of the team danced at sunrise to welcome May Day. This is a bit of a tradition but we don’t know why!
St George’s Fayre, MarchSun 28 Apr, 2019
Certainly a fun day for our lead musician. Not only dancing and playing at the same time, at this event, but riding an elephant!
Nene Valley RailwaySat 13 Apr, 2019
Pig Dyke Molly joined other teams at the Nene Valley Railway for their first Folk Festival. Teams danced at various stations along the line throughout the day, dancing on platforms, bridges and even the train.