It’s official – it’s 10s all round with the Jerusalem Jammers

Yes, it’s true!  Market Harborough WI members scored 10s all round when they joined in the dancing with the Jerusalem Jammers.
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tf the February monthly meeting last night, the Jerusalem Jammers, the only WI group in the country, entertained members with displays of their Morris dancing.  They were accompanied by their own small troupe of musicians.
This unique group has been running for 31 years and is based in Leicestershire.  The longest serving members have also been members for that length of time, joining at its inception in 1982.  They meet monthly to practise, as well as performing at many events around the county and country.  The group includes mother and daughter.
Many of the dances are now over 60 years’ old and originate from local villages, which is reflected in their names.   All dances performed were for female dancers, with the exception of the last one which was originally for men.  New dances are bought from the Morris Federation, of which the Jammers are members.
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Join us this week on Wednesday 26th February at 7.30 to find out all about the Leicestershire WI garland dancers, a female group formed in 1982.  They will demonstrate their Morris dancing and give us an introduction into the history of this English tradition.  Bring your soft shoes with you and have a go, too.  Check them out on:  Jerusalem Jammers

See you on Wednesday.


Help with WI committee

join our crew-w500-h500Are you interested in joining the Market Harborough WI committee in September?  It is the invaluable contributions and time volunteered by current and former committee members that have helped make this new WI so successful.

If you would like to ‘try us out’ by attending a committee meeting to see what it is all about, maybe with a view to stepping up to the new committee in September, then do speak to any one of the current committee members at the next and forthcoming coming monthly meetings.  You can spot us – we wear the sashes!  Better still, monthly committee meetings are in a local pub with parking right outside.

A couple of the original committee members will be standing down this summer so we urgently need your help now.  You can also Contact us or call 0754 789 0756.