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2015 "Kettle of Fish" Ale

Friday May 29 - Sunday May 31, 2015

Boston & Western Suburbs, MA

Red Herring Morris has moved our annual "Kettle of Fish" Ale back to the spring. This year, the "Kettle of Fish" will take place on the last weekend in May.

Teams Attending

The following teams have confirmed that they're coming:

  • A Sworded Affair (Burlington, VT)
  • Bassett Street Hounds (Syracuse, NY)
  • Jack in the Green (Peterborough, NH)
  • Midnight Capers (Central VT)
  • Not for Joes (New London, CT) (Saturday only)
  • Pipe Dream (Belmont, MA)
  • Red Herring Morris (Belmont, MA)
  • Snowbelt Morris (Rochester, NY)
  • Stick 'n the Mist (Northampton, MA)

If you would like to be added to (or removed from) the list of invitees to this and future ales, please fill out the form at the bottom of this page.


Friday May 29: Meet & Greet

6:00-11:00pm     Meet & greet, 22 Clifton St., Belmont, MA

Saturday May 30, Metrowest Suburbs outside Boston, MA

Times Description
10:00am-noon Drumlin Farm
208 South Great Road; Lincoln
Tell the attendant that you're a performer and park in the auxiliary lot.
12:30-2:00pm lunch: Copper House Tavern
380 Winter St., Waltham
2:30-3:30pm Tour A: Codman Estate
34 Codman Rd., Lincoln
  • Bassett Street Hounds
  • Jack in the Green
  • Midnight Capers
  • Pipe Dream
  • Stick 'n the Mist
Tour B: Depot Square
1825 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington
  • A Sworded Affair
  • Not For Joes
  • Red Herring
  • Snowbelt
4:00-5:30pm Joey's Park
Winn Brook School
97 Waterhouse Rd., Belmont
6:00-10:00pm dinner: Arlington Senior Center
27 Maple St., Arlignton

Assuming we have callers who are willing, there will be a contra dance. You can download our collection of contra tunes if you would like to look at them in advance.

Sunday May 31, Boston, MA

Times Description
10:30-12:00 Boston Children's Museum
308 Congress St., Boston
12:30-2:00 lunch: Barney Fanning's
99 Broad St., Boston
2:30-4:00 Boston Common
0 Charles Street, Boston
(across from the Public Garden)

Massed Dances

Massed dances will be chosen from the following:


  • Adderbury: Lads a Bunchum , South Australia
  • Bampton: Highland Mary
  • Bledington: Morningstar , Young Collins
  • Field Town: Balance the Straw , Old Molly Oxford (Step Back)
  • Headington: Constant Billy
  • Lichfield: Vandals of Hammerwich
  • Winster: Morris March (Processional)



The ale booklet, which includes directions to the dance stands, parking and dinner location, is available for download. Printed copies will be available at the Friday evening Meet & Greet and at the first stand on Saturday.


Out-of-town guests who need a place to stay will be billetted with members of Red Herring Morris and other Boston-area morris families.


We will provide dinner at the Meet & Greet on Friday evening, a restaurant lunch and catered dinner on Saturday, and a pub/restaurant lunch on Sunday. Breakfast for billeted guests will be provided by their hosts.

Food and soft drinks will be provided with lunch, but guests will need to purchase any alcoholic beverages they want. Food and drink (including beer and cider) will be provided with dinner.


  • All weekend (Friday evening through Sunday lunch):
    • Adults (age 21 and over): $60
    • Teenagers (ages 13-20): $45
    • Children (ages 5-12): $30
    • Children under 5: free
  • Dancing and one meal only:
    • Adults (age 21 and over): $35
    • Teenagers (ages 13-20): $25
    • Children (ages 5-12): $15
    • Children under 5: free


This year's T-shirt design, by Jill Singer, shows the effect that the winter of 2015 has had on Red Herring's dances:

Kettle of Fish 2015 T-shirt design

The T-shirt order has already been placed. We have ordered a couple of extras, which we will sell at the ale on a first-come, first-serve basis.


We will provide ale buttons with quotable quotes. If you're curious, you can read the collection of ale button quotes.


In late May in New England, the weather is usually warm and sometimes hot, but just about any kind of weather is possible, including beautiful & sunny, hot & muggy, or cold & rainy. Check the forecast close to the event and watch this space for details.

In the event of light rain, we will dance as scheduled. If it rains heavily we have alternate plans with indoor locations. Watch this space as we get closer to the event.

Invitation List

If you would like to be added to (or removed from) the list of invitees to this and future ales, please fill out this form.



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