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Medieval Mayhem – July 8-10

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Black Wren Morris will be bringing our bells up to Medieval Mayhem in Showlow, Arizona. Ok, technically Lakeside, but you get the point. We, of course, will be foregoing our top hats and black skirts for breeches and bodices! We do not have any stage shows, but not to worry! We will be doing our Gorilla Morris around the festival so just remember to listen for the bells!

Come up to Lakeside and get out of the heat this weekend. Other acts that will be up there include; Ghazaal Beledi, Three Guys and a bunch of Drums, and The Fools!

There are a lot of campsites nearby and tickets are only $10, so make a weekend of it and come join us for this mountain top escape!

First Friday Art Walk – June 2011

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

Join us again this Friday for another round of Gorilla Morris at the Downtown Phoenix ArtWalk! We had such a blast last month we have decided to have another go!

For information on when and where, check out the ArtWalk’s website:

Other than that, listen closely for the jingle jangle of the Morris Bells!

First Friday Performance

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

May 6, 2011

Black Wren will be dancing away this First Friday in Downtown Phoenix. We will be performing for the Art Walk at Of the Earth at 6pm. The early performance give all of you time wander through the other studios on 5th street. But be careful where you step, for all the extra time might inspire us to gorilla Morris the rest of the night! Just listen for the bells!!

Of the Earth is located just south of the Lost Leaf on 5th street and Roosevelt. It is a very easy walk from the Roosevelt and Central Lightrail Station.

May Day 2011

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

May Day Celebration

Saturday, April 23rd, 2011


Black Wren, along with any other straggling Morris Dancers in the Valley, will be dancing the sun up this May 1st. We will be heading to Kiwanis Park’s Amphitheater in Tempe, Arizona at 5 am to greet the sunrise at 5:40 am. We will have some snacks as well as coffee to offer if you care to celebrate May Day with a traditional Morris Dance!

Photo by Raven Kline (

For further information, feel free to contact our squire, Ashley at


Kiwanis Park Map:

On Jeremy and his Mizmar

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Laura: Jeremy is the jumping bean charmer!

Morris Dancers Invade Fairhaven!!

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Morris Dancing at the Arizona Renaissance Festival

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Black Wren along with other various Morris Dancers will be joining forces out at the Arizona Renaissance Festival this weekend, March 19 and 20.

Please see Schedule of Events for more information about times and stages.

Practice has started

Tuesday, April 17th, 2007

Black Wren is now practicing on Monday night from 8pm – 10pm, in front of the Tempe Historical Museum at the Tempe Public Library.

809 E Southern Ave
Tempe, AZ

If you’re interested in attending, come on by.  Feel free to contact us for directions.

Traditional and Experimental Morris