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Thread #157043   Message #3704771
Posted By: Les in Chorlton
28-Apr-15 - 02:56 AM
Thread Name: What exactly is Morris dancing?
Subject: RE: What exactly is Morris dancing?
You must be right Mr/Ms Thompson even though almost no Morris dancers concealed their faces in Sharp's time, before or since - until about 1970 something.

I suggest you research the famous 'Cherry Pickers Dance' and it's associated traditions in which random dances and traditions from across this or any other country are chosen according to availability, access via Google or just chance and some over arching ideas of seasonal worship is dragged together to make what is clearly ................... oh, I can't be bothered.

Respect The Morris, respect the dancers, respect it's History but please don't invent it.

Best wishes