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Thread #167604   Message #4199902
Posted By: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
28-Mar-24 - 03:51 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Good Friday customs
Subject: RE: Folklore: Good Friday customs
And the Lancaster Pace eggers performed on the Saturday at the Maritime Festival.

They used to precede the play with a performance of the Dolphinholme 3 man dance also known as "the old mans' dance" or "kick my arse".
The figures for this dance are included in the Book of Kells in some of the side illustrations, so quite old. The tune used for this dance is "Old greensleeves", a subtle variation on the normal rendition.