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01 May 22  Sunrise, Mayday Morning with Rackaback
23 Apr 22  St Georges Day - Ship Inn


01 May 20  Sunrise, Mayday Morning with Rackaback
18 Jan 20  Wassail with Coleman’s Cider


22 Dec 19  Hessle Black Mill with the Raving Maes
31 Oct 19  Trick or Treat - Hallowen Dance Out

Morris dancers will be giving people treat on at this Halloween dance out. We promise no tricks.

21 Sep 19  Otley Folk Festival
27 Jul 19  Hull Folk and Maritime Festival
18 Jul 19  The Wellington Pub, Lund

Join us for a relaxing evening of dance from 8pm dancing with Green Ginger Garland at the Wellington Pub in Lund

14 Jul 19  Hessle Feast
29 Jun 19  Hull Folk Dance Club Centenary
21 Jun 19 - 23 Jun 19  Beverley Fringe
25 May 19  11th Cleethorpes Folk and Cider Festival

The 11th Cleethorpes Folk & Cider Festival will be bigger and better than ever as it returns for another year with live music, Morris dancing, musician and singaround sessions!

We'll be joining Grimsby Morris Men and a number of other teams on Saturday 25th May for a fantastic day of traditional dancing. For further information about the festival visit

18 May 19  Doncaster Folk Festival 2019
04 May 19  Hornbeam Molly Day of Dance
01 May 19  Sunrise, Mayday Morning with Rackaback

Rackaback will be up before sunrise to dance up the sun as part of this ongoing tradition in Beverley Westwood by the Black Mill.

23 Apr 19  St George’s Day

The Ship Inn in Dunswell host a selection of Morris teams for St George’s Day.

19 Jan 19  Wassail, Sledmere House


23 Dec 18  Hessle Black Mill Winter Solstice Dance Out

Rackaback join the Raving Maes for a dance in the shadow of the Humber Bridge.

16 Dec 18  Humber Street Festival of Christmas

Holidays are coming and so is The Humber Street Festival of Christmas!

Join us at the Fruit Market to eat, drink, shop, play and be merry.

Soak up the festive feels in The Christmas Pub, discover gifts at our markets, be entertained with live music and special events and don't forget to try the seasonal street food. Watch this space for news on what will be happening!

Supported by the Fruit Market businesses, with everything you need to have a cracking Christmas.

31 Oct 18  Trick or Treat, Halloween with Rackaback
16 Oct 18  Rackaback Morris Open Evening
21 Sep 18 - 23 Sep 18  Otley Folk Festival
08 Sep 18  Hull Heritage
01 Sep 18  Lincoln Big Morris Festival
28 Jul 18 - 29 Jul 18  Hull Folk & Maritime Festival
17 Jul 18  Dancing In Beverley

Rackaback are out for an evening of dancing in the streets of Beverley.

16 Jun 18 - 17 Jun 18  Beverley Fringe Festival
26 May 18  Cleethorpes Folk & Cider Festival
07 May 18  Rackaback, May Bank Holiday Dancing

Rackaback Morris is going to bring some May Bank Holiday dancing to the banks of the river Hull and the Minerva pub.
Dancing starts around 16:00.
Come & Enjoy the Dance.

01 May 18  May Day Sunrise, Beverley Westwood
23 Apr 18  St George's Day, The Ship Inn, Dunswell
20 Jan 18  Colemans Cider Wassail, Sledmere House, Sledmere

Rackaback Morris join Makara Morris for Wassail which is the traditional awakening of the apple trees.


17 Dec 17  Hessle Black Mill Winter Solstice Dance Out

The Raving Maes and Rackaback Morris will see the sun down as we draw closer to the shortest day of the year.

23 Nov 17  Hull Christmas Light Switch On

Rackaback Morris will bring our purple lights to brighten up the crowd as everyone prepares for the big switch on.
From 17:30 to 19:30 listen out for the sound of bells.

31 Oct 17  Days of the Dead
23 Sep 17  Morris Federation Day of Dance

Four of Hull and East Yorkshire’s dance teams – Beverley Garland, Green Ginger Garland, Makara Morris and Rackaback Morris – invited Morris Federation members to what was a fabulous occasion all across Hull.

Teams who came to dance:
Belfagan Women’s Morris, Bishop’s Morris, Buttercross Belles, Chip Off the Old, Harlequin Women’s Morris, Jerusalem Jammers, Leek Morris, Minster Strays, Mockbeggar Morris ,New Esperance Morris, Newburgh Morris, Persephone, Poacher Morris, Ravens Morris, Raving Maes, Ripley Green Garters, Rumworth Morris, Sheffield City Morris, Sowerby Bridge Morris, Sutton Masque, Wakefield Morris.

12 Sep 17  Folk in Hull Review - Hull Truck

Local teams Rackaback Morris and the Raving Maes brought dance to the Folk in Hull Revue at the Hull Truck Theatre hosted by the Hillbilly Troupe & Friends. To show what Hulls vibrant folk scene has to offer.

10 Sep 17  Wilberforcian Steampunk at the Annison Building

The Wilberforcian Steampunk Corporation visited Kingston Upon Hull's most haunted building, The Annison Building, a former Victorian funeral parlour and former headquarters of the mounted police. Rackaback Morris with its Steampunk twist danced for those visiting this iconic building.

09 Sep 17  Hull Heritage Open Day

The Raving Maes and Rackaback Morris danced for the crowds as part of the celebration of Hull rich Heritage.
Dancing at Hulls Trinity Square.

15 Aug 17  Rackaback at Chequers Micropub
22 Jul 17  Hull Folk & Maritime Festival 2017

Rackaback Morris and 20 invited teams from accros the country to bring Morris Dance to the Hull Folk & Maritime Festival 2017.

09 Jul 17  Hessle Feast

Hessle's annual feast returned and The Raving Maes invited the Hull based Rackaback Morris to bring morris dancing to the streets of Hessle.

27 Jun 17  Rackaback Bring It To Brough

Rackabacks and the Raving Maes have an outing to Brough and the Ferry Inn.

17 Jun 17 - 18 Jun 17  Beverley Folk Festival

Throughout the weekend the streets of Beverley town centre came to life with dance teams mixing traditional and contemporary styles in an amazement of sheer colour, technique, energy, and wit. The dancers really sparked the atmosphere of the festival and bring a smile to everyone’s faces.

13 May 17  Rackaback at Doncaster Day of Dance.

Rackaback Morris joined teams Silkstone Greens North West Morris, Sullivan's Sword, Hornbeam Molly and Green-Oak Morris-Men to dance around Doncaster City Centre.

01 May 17  Rackaback's May Day Morning

Rackaback Morris along with Morris Teams up and down the country continues the tradition of dancing up the sun on Sunday 1st May. The Black Mill on Beverley Westwood saw dancing and singing from 5am and the sun rose at 5:26.

01 May 17  Rackaback's May Day Afternoon

Rackaback Morris gets together with The Raving Maes to bring May Day Dancing to the Hull Marina at the Minerva Pub from 14:00.

23 Apr 17  St George's Day - Ship Inn, Dunswell

Rackaback Morris join Green Ginger Garland on their annual St George's Day dance out at the Ship Inn, Dunswell. Dancing starts from 18:30.

21 Jan 17  Colemans Cider Wassail, Old Star Pub, Kilham

Rackaback Morris join Makara Morris for Wassail which is the traditional awakening of the apple trees.


18 Dec 16  The Black Mill Winter Solstice Dance Out

Rackaback Morris join the Raving again for their annual winter dance out to see the sun set across the Humber.

21 Jul 16  Dancing at the Wellington Inn, Lund

Rackaback Morris has been invited to join Green Ginger Garland for an evening of dancing.

16 Jul 16  Hull Folk and Maritime Festival

Rackaback Morris dances as part of Hull largest folk event promoting folk music in its wider sense, in and around Kingston upon Hull. Teams who joined in to make the day a sucess: Acorn Morris, Beverley Garland, Bishop’s Morris, Clogaire, The Herring Gals, Makara Morris, Minster Strays, Raving Maes, White Rose Garland and Wharfedale Wayzgoose.

29 Jun 16  Ravens Morris & Rackaback Morris

Rackaback Morris join local Shiptonthorpe team Ravens Morris for an evening of dancing.

22 May 16  Rackaback "Not Dead Yet!"

Rackaback danced outside the Minerva Pub in Hull for anyone and everyone who wishes to come and enjoy the dance.

01 May 16  May Day Morning

Rackaback was there to beat the dawn to the Beverley Black Mill for another year and welcomed the Sunrise at 5:26am.

02 Apr 16  Morris Wedding

Rackaback had the great pleasure in dancing with and for the wedding celebration of two members finally getting married. Morris teams with be danced with both Bride and Groom in a Morris tour round Calderdale.


20 Dec 15  Midwinter Sun Down

Rackaback joined the Raving Maes at the Black Mill on Hessle Foreshore to mark the winter solstice.

05 Sep 15  Lincoln BIG Morris

The Lincoln BIG Morris saw dance groups from across the country converge on Lincoln for a day of Morris dancing, filling the streets with the vibrant colours and sounds of this ancient English tradition.

Rackaback Morris will joined: Poacher Morris, Wakefield Morris, Greenwood Clog, Allington Morris, Raving Maes, Alford Morris, Rattlejag Morris, Bishops Morris Longsword, Maids of Clifton, Lincoln and Micklebarrow, Bourne Borderers, Kesteven Morris, Tatterfoals, Beverley Garland, Black Annis, Lizzy Dripping, St Katherines of Irchester, Green Ginger Garland dancers, Way of the Wyrd and the Gimsby Morris Men.

15 Aug 15  Hull Folk Festival

It was auspicious day for traditional dance in Kingston Upon Hull. Following the success of the previous days of dance organised in conjunction with the Hull Folk Festival 2015 was bigger and better. Expanded from the old town area to new sites in the city centre to the festival.

13 Aug 15  Dancing in Filey with Yorkshire Coast Morris

Rackaback Morris will join Yorkshire Coast Morris at Coble Landing in Filey to dance the evening away, from 19:45 till it's too dark.

28 Jul 15  Rackaback at the Minerva

Rackaback bring dance to the Minerva. Oh we do like to dance beside the Humber.

14 Jul 15  Rackaback at the Green Dragon, Welton.

Rackaback Morris comes out from the shadows to enjoy a dance at the always friendly Green Dragon in Welton inviting local teams Raving Maes and Ravens Morris to come & join the dance.

03 Jul 15 - 05 Jul 15  Yorkshire Coast Weekend of Dance - Scarborough

Yorkshire Coast Morris invited Rackaback Morris to dance around Scarborough along with Black Sheep Morris, Buttercross Belles, Minster Strays and Mucky Mountains.

28 Jun 15  Bridlington Old Town Festival

The Bridlington Old Town Summer Festival has become an event. Rackaback Morris was invited by the home team Makara Morris along with Green Ginger Garland, Minster Strays, Ripon Morris, Persephone, Hornbeam Molly and Beverley Garland.

09 Jun 15  Squires 'Tumpty Tum'th Birthday Dance Out

As Squire adds another year to his ever increasing age what better way to mark it with some dancing. Rackaback and friends dance at the Minerva by Hulls Marina.

01 May 15  May Day Morning

5:27am saw Rackaback continue the tradition of bringing in the May. A tradition passed to Rackaback by Green Ginger Morris Men.

23 Apr 15  St Georges Day

Dancing in the evening with Green Ginger Garland and Beverley Garland teams and the St George Mummers Play at The Ship Inn - Dunswell.

07 Mar 15  Hull Huge Seed Swap

Rackaback and Raving Maes add morris to a celebration with performances from a variety of local musical and dance groups at the Big Hull Seed Swap.

06 Jan 15  Rackaback 2015

Rackaback kicks off 2015 with it first practice of the year. So time to make your new years resolution to join a morris team, make friends, keep fit and keep a tradition alive.


21 Dec 14  Midwinter Sun Down

Rackaback joined the Raving Maes at the Black Mill on Hessle Foreshore to mark the winter solstice.

16 Dec 14  Rackaback Open House

Rackaback throws open its doors for our last practice of 2014. There was cake, music, cake, drinks, cake, dancing and did we mention there was be cake.

29 Nov 14  South Cave Christmas Lights Switch On

Rackaback brings more purple lights to dance with Santa for the big switch on.

04 Oct 14  Long Riston Apple Festival

Rackaback dances while the people of Long Riston bring their apples for cider pressing.

13 Sep 14  Hull Heritage Open Day

Rackaback and Makara Morris join the Raving Maes for the start of the heritage open days.

13 Sep 14  Hull Folk Festival

Rackaback along with Green Ginger Garland, Makara Morris, Tatterfoal Morris and the Raving Maes dance for the Folk Festival.

03 Aug 14  North Ferriby Village Hall Fundraiser

A Fun Day on the Village Playing Fields as part of the celebrations, connected with Yorkshire Day.

29 Jun 14  Bridlington Old Town Festival

Danced with Makara Morris, Minster Strays, Beverley Garland, Green Ginger Garland & Ripon City Morris. Craft and food stalls, a town crier, all the fun of the fete!

13 May 14  Tuesday Danceout - Minerva

Rackaback gets out of the practice hall to dance by the Humber.

04 May 14  May the 4th be with you! - Old Grey Mare

Folk based music event at The Old Grey Mare, Cottingham Road

04 May 14  Anlaby Park Community Library

Rackaback help support the Anlaby Park Community Library

01 May 14  May Day Morning

Rackaback beats the dawn to the Beverley Black Mill to welcome the Sunrise at 5.29.

23 Apr 14  St George's Day

Dancing with Green Ginger Garland and Beverley Garland to celebrate St George's Day.


21 Dec 13  Midwinter Sun Down - Hessle Foreshore, The Black Mill

The Raving Mars and Rackaback see the sun down at the end of the shortest day of the year.

14 Sep 13  Hull Heritage Open Days

Rackaback join our frields the Raving Maes for some dueling morris for Hull Heritage.

08 Sep 13  Tiger Inn Beer Festival

Rackaback Morris and a beer festival have a good afternoon of dancing.

31 Aug 13  Hull Folk Festival

Rackaback, Makara Morris, Raving Maes and Theving Magpies bring the spectical to Hull Folk Festival.

10 Aug 13  North Newbold Gala

North Newbald is hosted a family gala full of entertainment. There was a barbecue, hog roast, veggie café, a bouncy castle and beer tent. Live music included Harmonius, Freefall and Stikky Fingers. Families can also enjoyed pony rides, kayaking, vintage bikes, morris dancers and more.

08 Aug 13  Filey - with Yorkshire Coast Morris

Hulls Rackaback Morris and Scarboroughs Yorkshire Coast Morris meet up in the middle for an evening of dancing.

07 Jul 13  Hooton Pagnell Village Fete
28 Jun 13 - 30 Jun 13  Yorkshire Coast Morris Weekend of Dance

Rackaback return to Scarborough to pass on the Gordon Crowther Memorial Staff.

31 May 13 - 02 Jun 13  Doncaster Day of Dance

Paul Devenport a well-respected teacher of traditional dance brings dance to Donacaster. Inviting Rackaback Morris, Cinquefoil, Maltby Sword, Maltby Nestlings, Town Fields, Rattlejag and Beverley Garland

18 May 13  Leeds Morris Men Tour of Hull, featuring Rackaback Morris

Leeds Morris Men mark a birthday with Briggate Morris and Rackaback in the streets of Hull.

11 May 13  Mires Beck Nursery, North Cave

Rackaback dance in support of the Nursery's Open Day.

01 May 13  May Day Morning

Rackaback dance as the sun rises at 05:26am as we continue Green Ginger Morris Mens tradition.

23 Apr 13  St George's Day 2013

Dancing with Green Ginger Garland and Beverley Garland to celebrate St George's Day.

20 Apr 13  Malton & Norton Folk Festival, Malton, North Yorkshire

Dancing with Beverley Garland, Cricket on the Hearth, Goathland Plough Stots, Whitby Jet Set, Kitchen Taps, Minster Strays and the Raving Maes.

09 Mar 13  Hornsea Freeport Dancing

Rackaback dance for the pleasure of Hornsea Freeport.

12 Jan 13  New Year Dancing

Rackaback dance in Hulls Trinity Square and down by the Humber.


08 Dec 12  South Cave Christmas Farmers Market

Rackaback bring dance and colour South Caves market.

01 Dec 12  South Cave, Christmas Lights Switch On

Rackaback bring purple lights to South Caves big switch on.

01 Sep 12  Lincoln BIG Morris Festival

Rackaback & 20 other morris teams being music, dance and plenty of colour to Lincoln.

30 Aug 12  Dance with Yorkshire Coast Morris

Filey seaside evening dancing, on the glorious East Yorkshire coast with the glorious Yorkshire Coast Morris.

11 Aug 12  South Cave Farmers Market & Crafts

Rackaback bring dance and colour South Caves market.

28 Jul 12  Tiger Inn Olympic Beer Festival, Beverley

Morris, Olympics and Beer festival. A fine combination.

21 Jun 12  Midsummer's Night, Black Mill & Tiger Inn, Beverley

The rain joins Rackaback, Makara Morris and Beverley Garland to mark the end of the longest day.

08 Jun 12 - 10 Jun 12  Yorkshire Coast Morris Weekend of Dance, Scarborough

Proud to be invited to Yorkshire Coast's event with them and Yorkshire Coast Morris, Makara Morris, Lady Bay Revellers, Flagcrackers of Craven, Rainbow Morris and Beverley Garland. Culminating in winning the Gordon Crowther Memorial Staff for best embodying the "Spirit of the Dance".

04 Jun 12  Jubilee Celebrations, North Ferriby, East Yorkshire

North Ferriby's Jubilee Festival which included a tug'o'war with Vikings.

29 May 12  Paisley Primary School "Country Fete", Hull

Invited to perform at the School's fete, and we did some community dancing with the children. Hard to say who enjoyed it more!

12 May 12 - 13 May 12  Mucky Mountains Morris Day of Dance, St Helens, Merseyside

Dancing with Mucky Moutains Morris, Yorkshire Coast Morris and Singleton Cloggers.

01 May 12  May Day Dawn, Beverley Black Mill, East Yorkshire

Rackaback braves the early start on May Day Morning to dance with the Green Ginger Morris Men.

21 Apr 12  Malton & Norton Folk Festival, Malton, North Yorkshire

Dancing with Raving Maes, Minster Strays, Beverley Garland, Goathland Plough Stots, Jet Set Morris, Hornbeam Molly, Cricket on the Hearth

25 Mar 12  Sport Relief Mile, Bridlington, East Yorkshire

Rackaback get their bells on to raise money for Sports Relief by dancing a mile.


11 Dec 11  Bridlington's Dickensian Festival

Rackaback join Makara Morris to dance in the narrow streets.

19 Nov 11  Denise's birthday bash, Tickton, East Yorkshire

Rackaback join Makara Morris to celebrate Denise's birthday.

03 Sep 11  Lincoln Big Morris Festival

Rackaback join 25 Morris teams for our biggest challenge yet.

29 Aug 11  Dancing with Makara Morris, Brindlington

Rackaback invited to dance with Bridlingtons resident team.

17 Jul 11  Dancing with Bishops Morris, Minerva, Hull Marina

Rackaback Morris' first dance out by the Humber.