Chippenham Folk Festival 2017

Saturday 27th May at the 2017 Chippenham Folk Festival and what a wonderful time we all had. We seemed to spend most of our dance spots with Sutton Masque. They were great fun (see photo of large green man). We were also treated to some guys doing a play as their spot, which from memory […]

Oxford Folk Weekend 2017

And what a splendid day that was. Lots of lovely sunshine and lots of lovely people dancing and playing music. So that’s lovely then! The group photo below was taken during our last spot – outside the Natural History Museum in Oxford.    

Wantage Autumn Festival 2016

The Wantage Autumn Festival was a fun-filled celebration of the season with food, drink, music and apples held at the Sweatbox in Wantage. Rose Hips had a fun time dancing amongst the visitors there while the band were tethered to the stage. Just as well. There was local ale & cider, local food BBQ and […]

Wantage Presents – Music in the Marketplace 2016

We had a fantastic time playing as part of Howard’s (our guitarist) busking series “Music in the Marketplace”. We started at 10.30am on Saturday morning in lovely sunny weather outside the Bear and managed to raise £95 which went to the Wantage and Grove Street Pastors. The people of Wantage are very generous.  

A lovely thank you from Wantage Counselling Service

Avid readers may remember back in April we performed at “An evening to remember”at Wantage Civic Hall in aid of Wantage Counselling Service and Project 21. Well, a few weeks after the performance*, we got this lovely note from the director of the Wantage Counselling Service: “Dear Rosehips On behalf of Wantage Counselling Service I wanted […]

Hooray for May!

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and those fine gentlemen of Pilgrim Morris Men have invited us to dance with them at their Summerpole celebration in Guildford on Saturday! (That’s the 4th of May, for anyone who’s in that part of the world and wants to come along.) Here’s hoping the weather stays good, and preferably not […]

April’s Performances

We’ve got a busy April coming up! First we’ve opening the show at “A Show for Wantage” (Wantage Civic Hall, Saturday 6th April) featuring a load of local talent! Then we’re at Folk Weekend Oxford on Saturday 20th April, dancing at Gloucester Green at 2pm and Castle Street Square at 4.15pm. (And, of course, maybe other places […]

Not dead!

Oh dear, it’s been a while since we’ve posted here, isn’t it? Nevermind! We’re still going strong, having had a wonderful dance out season last summer. We’re now working on a few new dance routines for this summer, and generally enjoying ourselves coming up with silly names for new formations. Things like “fountain”, “orbits”, “cogwheels” […]

A Very Wet Jubilee Weekend

Well, the Jubilee weekend came and went, and we were busy! On the Friday night we had our monthly practise with the band, Saturday we danced out with Lepton Morris at the West Hagbourne village do (and taught a load of new people our “March to Gaol” beginners dance, which went down well!) And then […]

Dancing Out This Summer

Our dance schedule’s heating up already this summer, and the Jubilee weekend is looking like a busy one! The following dates are confirmed: Sat 2nd June – dancing out at the West Hagbourne Jubilee fete (2-2.30 and 3.15-3.45 dancing with Lepton Morris). Sun 3rd June – dancing out at the Wantage Jubilee celebrations in the afternoon (time and place […]