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Thread #20699   Message #217105
Posted By: GUEST,Okiemockbird
24-Apr-00 - 01:56 PM
Thread Name: The Pagan Alternative. What's the music?
Subject: RE: The Pagan Alternative. What's the music?
Rana, I too have examined Kieth Chandler's, "Ribbons, Bells and Squeaking Fiddles"-The Social History of Morris Dancing in the English South Midlands, 1660-1900, Hisarlik Press, 1993, and I agree with your interpretation of its content, Sapper's comment notwithstanding. Whatever jokes Chandler enjoys cultivating in private, I cannot remember his book showing any evidence that morris is documented prior to about 1450, or that it originated much prior to about 1400.

T.