Seabright Morris and Sword and
The URL in the artwork is virtual, but the Ale is real!
The 1997 California Morris Ale
This year the annual gathering of some 200 English ritual dancers and
musicians will be held in the redwoods and beaches of Santa Cruz
County, California. We celebrate the coming of spring in the
centuries-old fashion of the English countryside.
This year the ale is organized by
and Sword with help from members of other
Schedule of Tour Stops
Here is a detailed list of times and
locations where the public can come to see scores of
morris dancers as they tour through Santa Cruz county.
Some 180 dancers and musicians from 16 west coast teams
are attending VirtuAle.
What is a Morris Ale?
Ales and morris dancing are older than the
Tudor dynasty in England.
The music and the stepping are available online.
Ale Line Art
Our team is blessed with very creative members, and
we display some of their ale-inspired work here.
Digital images relating to the VirtuAle are here.
These include the images in the press releases which
may be used for publicity.
Invitations and registration information has been sent.
If you did not receive it please contact us.
We invite corporate sponsorship from local businesses.
Their names and logos will appear here.
More ale information will be posted here as time goes by.
Copyright (c) 1997
Seabright Morris and Sword