Great British Day, Dubai (2002)
Marlboro Morris Ale, Vermont, USA (2004): the premiere morris dance event in North America
Rättviksdansen Folklore Festival, Sweden (2005) – with Instep Research Team
Ka-Dans Festival in Belgium (2006), performing as The Big Caper with Berkshire Bedlam Morris
Internationales Folkloretanzfest in Ribnitz-Damgarten, Germany (2007) as The Big Caper
Sidmouth Festival (full weeks 1997, 1999, 2003, 2007, plus special appearances); The Big Chill (2006); Chippenham Folk Festival (1999, 2009); Towersey Village Festival (2000, 2007); Warwick Folk Festival (2001, 2004, 2007); Whitby Folk Week (2002); Cheltenham Folk Festival (2009); Banbury Hobby Horse Festival (2000 – 2003); Cleethorpes Folk Festival (2002); Weymouth Folk Festival (2004); Wimborne Folk Festival (2005); Two Rivers Festival, Chepstow (2008); Banbury Canalside Folk Festival (2008); Wallingford Bunkfest (2006, 2008, 2010); Beverley Folk Festival (2010)
Frost and Fire, main stage, Sidmouth International Festival (1996): a celebration of the English ritual year, featuring Martin Carthy, Norma Waterson, Eliza Carthy, Saul Rose, Sandra and Nancy Kerr and The Chipolatas.
Flashback, main stage, Sidmouth International Festival (1999): celebrating the centenary of the meeting in Oxford that led to the revival of morris dancing.
Morris On concerts with Ashley Hutchings, including Sidmouth International Festival (2002), Rochester Cathedral (2003), The Swan Theatre at Worcester and Cropredy Festival (2004), Cromer pier theatre (2005), and the Roses Theatre in Tewkesbury, Saul Boat Festival and Oxford and Salisbury Folk Festivals (2006). At Cropredy we danced for an estimated audience of 18,000. Read audience comments here.
Launch party for the book The Magic Spring, by Richard Lewis – a journey through traditional England, in which Richard described The Crew as “compelling and edgy – a far cry from traditional morris dancing.”
The Big Caper, an hour-long celebration of contemporary Cotswold morris, created by The Crew and Berkshire Bedlam Morris. First presented in the town hall theatre in De Panne in Belgium and at Wallingford Bunkfest (2006) and since performed at Sidmouth and Towersey Festivals (2007) and Haddenham Festival. Two shows booked for Chippenham Folk Festival in 2009.
Sidmouth International Festival hosts competitions in jig-dancing – now the only serious competitive event for morris dancers – and melodeon playing. Members of The Outside Capering Crew have enjoyed success in both.
The Music Room melodeon competition (winner, 2000)
John Gasson Memorial Solo Jig Competition (winners, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2011)
John Gasson Memorial Solo Jig Competition, audience prize (2007, 2008) and veterans’ prize (2005, 2007)
John Gasson Memorial Double Jig Competition (winners, 2002, 2008)
Individual Crew dancers have also won the solo jig competition as members of other teams, in 1992, 1995, 1996 and 2007).
Read about the jig competition here.