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Thread #90355 Message #1712465
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
07-Apr-06 - 06:14 AM
Thread Name: UK BBC2 Morris dancing on Culture Show
Subject: RE: UK BBC2 Morris dancing on Culture Show
I wasn't talking about the dancing, or the actual show, which I didn't see - I was expressing my unease about that write up about "see if they can breathe new life into this ancient pastime", which is the kind kof talk that is generally associated with what greg eloquently refers to as "a load of journalistic bollocks."
If it wasn't actually like that, and it sounds as if it wasn't, great. The various Morris traditions have been developing and diversifying in all kinds of remarkable and encouraging ways over the past century, and that is still going on. But the pointy is, it is a tradition, not just a playground for parachuted-in trendies, which is what those words seemed to imply.