The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #71557   Message #1225223
Posted By: Dead Horse
14-Jul-04 - 06:41 AM
Thread Name: Freemasonry and Sword Dancing
Subject: RE: Freemasonry and Sword Dancing
I doubt that such a link exists. If it did, then surely sword dance would not be confined to the north east (largely).
On the continent the sword teams are mostly associated with guilds, but the style of dance is somewhat different to that practised in the UK.
I have tried to find a link to Trevor Stone, who is somewhat of an authority on such matters. He has, I believe, researched this very theme, but I came up blank.
Below is a link to Sword Spectacular, mentioned above
http://www.swordspectacular.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/index.html
I do have Trevors address if you wish to persue this further.
PM me for this if required.