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Subject: Morris Dancing in US/Canada?
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 10:53 AM

Just curious. Seems like all of the references to Morris dancing around here are made by UK or other European 'Catters. Does anybody on the North American continent do it? If so, where? Our big annual state (Florida) folk festival features folk dancing from a lot of different cultural traditions, but I don't believe I've ever seen Morris dancing there.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: Morris Dancing in US/Canada?
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 10:57 AM

See also this thread


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Subject: RE: Morris Dancing in US/Canada?
From: MMario
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 10:58 AM

There is at least one group in Vermont! I know, because I've seen them. It includes several mudcatters.


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Subject: RE: Morris Dancing in US/Canada?
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 11:18 AM

Damn! Thanks GUEST @ 10:57. I did check for old threads but overlooked that one somehow. Guess that answers the question.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: Morris Dancing in US/Canada?
From: AggieD
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 11:46 AM

You might also like to try this site
http://web.syr.edu/~rsholmes/morris/index.html


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Subject: RE: Morris Dancing in US/Canada?
From: IanC
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 11:52 AM

There's quite a good history of Morris Dancing in America from 1583(!) onwards here.

:-)


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Subject: RE: Morris Dancing in US/Canada?
From: curmudgeon
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 12:27 PM

The New England Folk Festival in Natick MA always has lots of Morris dancing. Click Here


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Subject: RE: Morris Dancing in US/Canada?
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 12:40 PM

There's lots of Morris Dance groups in the US but they're smart enough to do their dancing in private. They know how they will be ridiculed when they start waving their handkerchiefs and prancing with their bells in public.


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Subject: RE: Morris Dancing in US/Canada?
From: Sandy Mc Lean
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 06:49 PM

Check out Stan Rogers spoken introduction to his song "The Idiot".


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Subject: RE: Morris Dancing in US/Canada?
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 09 Jan 03 - 07:38 PM

Wow, IanC, thanks for the history lesson! I've done morris for 6 years and had no idea! Although I know many of the names mentioned.


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Subject: RE: Morris Dancing in US/Canada?
From: Cluin
Date: 10 Jan 03 - 12:34 AM

Not as much. We have more guns over here. ;)


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Subject: RE: Morris Dancing in US/Canada?
From: GUEST,JohnB
Date: 10 Jan 03 - 12:47 PM

Check out
Orange Peel Morris this is our side in Canada. There are at least the following sides in our area. Toronto Morris Men, Green Fiddle Morris, The Bells of York, Half Crown Clog, Cold Barn Morris, Black Sheep Morris. Plus another 4 or so more sides in the London, Ontario area.
JohnB


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Subject: RE: Morris Dancing in US/Canada?
From: TheBigPinkLad
Date: 10 Jan 03 - 01:11 PM

Check out these Vancouver Islanders:

http://www.islandnet.com/~jcarver/is_thyme.html


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Subject: RE: Morris Dancing in US/Canada?
From: Wincing Devil
Date: 11 Jan 03 - 01:30 AM

There is always the Foggy Bottom Morris Men in the DC area.

That's what we need in these troubled times: Men in funny clothes hitting each other with sticks and waving hankies!


Q: What goes "jingle, jingle BOOM!!!"???

A: Morris Dancer in a mine field


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Subject: RE: Morris Dancing in US/Canada?
From: banjoman
Date: 11 Jan 03 - 08:19 AM

We had a visit a few years ago to the UK by Shepherdstown Morris, a Ladyside dancing Northwest Clog - and excellent they were too. From Shepherdtown West Virginia I think - Haste ye back


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Subject: RE: Morris Dancing in US/Canada?
From: GUEST
Date: 11 Jan 03 - 07:42 PM


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Subject: RE: Morris Dancing in US/Canada?
From: GUEST,Bill
Date: 11 Jan 03 - 07:44 PM

This Morris seems to get everywhere with his dancing.
Bill(the sound)


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Subject: RE: Morris Dancing in US/Canada?
From: ced2
Date: 12 Jan 03 - 03:46 PM

Quite astounding! I did not know that the affliction was so rampant or virulent.


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Subject: RE: Morris Dancing in US/Canada?
From: GUEST,Andrew
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 08:20 AM

I came across a team in Minneapolis last summer while on a trip from the UK. So despite comments from un-named Guest and Cluin, they do dance in public - and they didn't get shot ! They only dance in summer I imagine, don't think they have yet perfected Morris on Ice.

Still they also had some fine singers amongst their ranks so that probably keeps them going over winter.

The name was Blaggards I think.


Andrew


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Subject: RE: Morris Dancing in US/Canada?
From: pavane
Date: 13 Jan 03 - 12:38 PM

It has long been my belief that Morris Dancing was in fact derived from early keep-fit sessions.

It actually fulfils all the requirements for high-impact aerobics, i.e. hands above the head and both feet off the ground.


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Subject: RE: Morris Dancing in US/Canada?
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 03:52 AM

Mudcatter Rana, formerly from God's Own City (like Harvey Andrews, Bullfrog Jones and my 'umble self) but now working in Canada, is in a Morris side but hasn't posted recently.

RtS


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Subject: RE: Morris Dancing in US/Canada?
From: GUEST,JohnB
Date: 14 Jan 03 - 12:48 PM

Rana, who I agree has not posted for a while, is with Green Fiddle Morris. He has a litlle Corgi puppy, maybe it ate through his computer cables. I thought that he was from Birmingham though, not (God's real own City) Manchester.
JohnB


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Subject: RE: Morris Dancing in US/Canada?
From: Mr Red
Date: 15 Jan 03 - 08:08 AM

Some of the best sides I have seen have been North American visitors. Let's face it if you are going to chance your arm in the home of Morris you better be good. AND they are.


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Subject: RE: Morris Dancing in US/Canada?
From: GUEST,Jake Jones MMU
Date: 15 Feb 12 - 08:16 AM

Hi everyone,

I'm a student from MMU university in England, i've posted about this on another thread, but i'm doing my dissertation on Morris Dancing and i'm looking in particular at North American Morris dancing, does anyone have any links on early evidence of Morris dancing in North America? Thanks :) I tried accessing the link which Ian posted earlier in this thread but it didn't seem to work.


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Subject: RE: Morris Dancing in US/Canada?
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Feb 12 - 08:17 AM

I have just realised this thread has been quiet for 9 years...that might be the reason haha.


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Subject: RE: Morris Dancing in US/Canada?
From: GUEST,Lester
Date: 15 Feb 12 - 09:13 AM

Google is your friend

http://www.americanmorrisnews.org/pastissues/dec2005v25n4/current_issue/rhettkra


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