The John Gasson Jig Competition

This competition is organised in memory of John Gasson, who was tragically killed on his way to Sidmouth Festival in 1987. John was himself a fine jig dancer. Whether dancing or playing, his personal standards were high, and raising the general standard of display dancing was something very dear to him. Hopefully, this competition has helped this aim during the last twenty two years, and will further enhance the standard of morris jig dancing in years to come. This competition is sponsored by Pete Collinson, Trefor & Rhiannon Owen, Janet Dowling, Chris & Tracey Rose, his Old School Friends, Dave and Fee Lock, The Seven Champions and Outside Capering Crew
"The jig competition is probably the most popular ticketed event in the Sidmouth programme. It's a glorious occasion, and it's a pleasure and an honour to participate." Frank Lee, musician, on the Morris Dance Discussion List

This competition is organised in memory of John Gasson, who was tragically killed on his way to Sidmouth Festival in 1987. John was himself a fine jig dancer. Whether dancing or playing, his personal standards were high, and raising the general standard of display dancing was something very dear to him. Hopefully, this competition has helped this aim during the last twenty two years, and will further enhance the standard of morris jig dancing in years to come. This competition is sponsored by Pete Collinson, Trefor & Rhiannon Owen, Janet Dowling, Chris & Tracey Rose, his Old School Friends, Dave and Fee Lock, The Seven Champions and Outside Capering Crew

"The jig competition is probably the most popular ticketed event in the Sidmouth programme. It's a glorious occasion, and it's a pleasure and an honour to participate." Frank Lee, musician, on the Morris Dance Discussion List


John at Castleton’s Oak 1984

John at Castleton’s Oak 1984