Morris Dancing

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The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance is an English folk dance involving reindeer antlers and a hobby horse that takes place each year in. Vintage Photographs, Vintage Photos, Morris Dancing, Miss Mary, Les Religions, Hobby Horse, Folk Dance, Winter Solstice, Green Man

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The 'Obby Oss' May Day Festival in Padstow Cornwall. Illustration by Alice Pattullo Morris Dancing, Wicker Man, Hobby Horse, Folk Dance, Beltane, Folklore, Pagan, Printmaking, Illustrators
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The 'Obby Oss' May Day Festival in Padstow Cornwall. Illustration by Alice Pattullo

Morris Men dance at a May Day dawn celebration service in front of St. Michael's Tower on Glastonbury Tor

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Morris Men dance at a May Day dawn celebration service in front of St. Michael's Tower on Glastonbury Tor on May 1, 2011 in Glastonbury, England. Although more synonymous with International Workers' Day, or Labour Day, May Day or Beltane is celebrated by druids and pagans as the beginning of summer and the chance to celebrate the coming of the season of warmth and light. Other traditional English May Day rites and celebrations include Morris dancing and the crowning of a May Queen with…

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Morris dancers - a good old fashioned tradition in England

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Abingdon Morris Dancers circa Early sources show that morris dancing originated in the Royal courts of the early medieval period before spreading through the aristocracy and finally outwards into the villages. Morris Dancing, Traditional Witchcraft, Folk Dance, Beltane, Culture, Green Man, British History, British Isles, Folklore
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▶ Wimborne Folk Festival in Dorset, UK Traditional English Folk Dancing performed by Hunter's Moon, Phoenix Morris, Bourne and Bumpers, Steps in Time. With the Norman Wimborne Minster as backdrop. I lived nearby. England And Scotland, England Uk, What Is English, Wimborne Minster, Morris Dancing, Lulworth Cove, Devon Coast, Pagan Festivals, Jurassic Coast
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According to the historian Ronald Hutton in 'The Stations of the Sun' the Horn Dance probably began in the Tudor period as a (horn-free) hobby horse dance, common right across the midlands as a way of raising parish funds at Christmas.

Origins of border Morris dancing-i-Border Morris Dancing originates from the English/Welsh borders of Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Border Morris was usually done during the winter months where the dancers performed vigorously using sticks and bells. One of the explanations was that it was danced to ward off the evil spirits of the old year allowing the return of spring.

Origins of border Morris dancing-i-Border Morris Dancing originates from the English/Welsh borders of Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Border Morris was usually done during the winter months where the dancers performed vigorously using sticks and bells. One of the explanations was that it was danced to ward off the evil spirits of the old year allowing the return of spring.

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Cotswold Morris. http://homepage.ntlworld.com/tim.durrant/images/Image2.jpg The six-man dances referred to as the Cotswold Morris were originally associated with Spring or Whitsuntide. They were called "Cotswold" by the early collectors such as Cecil Sharp because they were discovered mostly in the South-Midlands/Cotswold region. Dances were recorded as far apart as Abingdon, Brackley and Chipping Camden, with most around Oxford, Stow-on-the-Wold and Witney. It is very likely that…

The week that we stayed in Bewdley, Worcestershire, was the Bewdley Festival week. The day we wandered around the town the Morris dancers were in full swing. Morris Dancing, Les Religions, Festival Costumes, Festivals Around The World, Sabbats, England And Scotland, Carnivals, Green Man, Masking
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Morris Dancers, Bewdley Festival - Explored

The week that we stayed in Bewdley, Worcestershire, was the Bewdley Festival week. The day we wandered around the town the Morris dancers were in full swing. #333 on Explore on 18th May, 2012