StO 3 ~ St-Octave, our part as Morris ambassadors
Report on participation (concluded)
Our general impression was of a great deal of thought and effort having been put into the arrangements by many people, with the result that everything went fairly smoothly.
The English Morris dancing was enthusiastically received by the overwhelmingly French-Canadian audiences. We enjoyed our stay and were glad to have been invited.
Enclosed are two festival leaflets and a postcard.
15 September 1978
(Bus, the Italian dancers,
One of our dances, Beaux of London City, is brisk,
in 6/8 time, and the wood stage resounded, encouraging some
of us to stamp, despite my entreaties. Anyway, the audience liked it. I
recall exiting the stage after Beaux, elated at the applause,
as one of the
Italian dancers, the younger of the sisters, watched at the side,
her eyes wide. I was out
of breath, but gasped, "thank you", just reacting to the
(I don't remember it ever getting like this when we were there in 1978)
(The farewell lunch, I think;
Sunday morning 2nd July, the final day, all of us dance groups were organised into some choreographed performance at Mass in St-Octave church.
(I had no photo