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The earliest references and iconography of morris  dancing and its ancestor, ‘moresk’ dancing, indicate that the pipe and tabor provided the music. In the early 15th Century, moresk was a fashionable entertainment in courts across Europe. It consisted of exotic … Continue reading →

The earliest references and iconography of morris dancing and its ancestor, ‘moresk’ dancing, indicate that the pipe and tabor provided the music. In the early 15th Century, moresk was a fashionable entertainment in courts across Europe. It consisted of exotic … Continue reading →

The village of Abbots Bromley in Staffordshire is home to one of the most intriguing British folk customs, the Horn Dance .

The village of Abbots Bromley in Staffordshire is home to one of the most intriguing British folk customs, the Horn Dance .

Abbots Bromley Horn Dance (1900) Click to view 2412×1791. The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance is an English folk dance, which dates back to the Middle Ages. The dance takes place each year in Abbots Bromley, a village in Staffordshire, England. The modern version of the dance involves reindeer antlers, a hobby horse, "Maid Marian," and a Fool.

Abbots Bromley Horn Dance (1900) Click to view 2412×1791. The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance is an English folk dance, which dates back to the Middle Ages. The dance takes place each year in Abbots Bromley, a village in Staffordshire, England. The modern version of the dance involves reindeer antlers, a hobby horse, "Maid Marian," and a Fool.

Headington Quarry Morris Dancers 1895

Headington Quarry Morris Dancers 1895

Morris Men,Headington Quarry Morris Dancers outside the Chequers public house, Headington, Oxfordshire. It was a meeting between this group and Cecil Sharp the folk musicologist at Sandfield Cottage in 1899 that heralded a folk revival in Britain. Henry Taunt 1898-99

Morris Men,Headington Quarry Morris Dancers outside the Chequers public house, Headington, Oxfordshire. It was a meeting between this group and Cecil Sharp the folk musicologist at Sandfield Cottage in 1899 that heralded a folk revival in Britain. Henry Taunt 1898-99

Border Morris, Originating in the counties that adjoin Wales, these dances were performed at Christmas time. The dancers usually carried sticks and some of them blacked their faces. Today, the dancers often wear beribboned costumes and love whooping and yelling whilst dancing.

Border Morris, Originating in the counties that adjoin Wales, these dances were performed at Christmas time. The dancers usually carried sticks and some of them blacked their faces. Today, the dancers often wear beribboned costumes and love whooping and yelling whilst dancing.

A Morris dance is a form of English folk dance usually accompanied by music. It is based on rhythmic stepping and the execution of choreographed figures by a group of dancers. Implements such as sticks, swords, and handkerchiefs may also be wielded by the dancers. In a small number of dances for one or two men, steps are performed near and across a pair of clay tobacco pipes laid across each other on the floor.

A Morris dance is a form of English folk dance usually accompanied by music. It is based on rhythmic stepping and the execution of choreographed figures by a group of dancers. Implements such as sticks, swords, and handkerchiefs may also be wielded by the dancers. In a small number of dances for one or two men, steps are performed near and across a pair of clay tobacco pipes laid across each other on the floor.

A 'Hooden Horse' from Deal in Kent in 1909

A 'Hooden Horse' from Deal in Kent in 1909

An old fashioned barn dance- My parents would square dance while all the kids in the neighborhood had a chance to play together. Such good times. Lots of wonderful food, family, and friends!!

An old fashioned barn dance- My parents would square dance while all the kids in the neighborhood had a chance to play together. Such good times. Lots of wonderful food, family, and friends!!

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