Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, a type of Morris Dance. The Horn Dance takes place in Staffordshire, England on Wakes Monday which is after Wakes Sunday, the first Sunday after 4 September.

Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, a type of Morris Dance. The Horn Dance takes place in Staffordshire, England on Wakes Monday which is after Wakes Sunday, the first Sunday after 4 September.

The 1510 Betley Window uses Morris Dance figures to tell the story of the Welsh GlynDŵr Rising, in which Rhys, Gwilym and Maredudd ap Tudur supported their cousin Owain GlynDŵr in his rebellion against King Henry IV, deposer of their patron, Richard II.  All 3 brothers were outlawed in 1406.  Maredudd's son Owen Tudor married Catherine of Valois and founded the Tudor Dynasty.

The 1510 Betley Window uses Morris Dance figures to tell the story of the Welsh GlynDŵr Rising, in which Rhys, Gwilym and Maredudd ap Tudur supported their cousin Owain GlynDŵr in his rebellion against King Henry IV, deposer of their patron, Richard II. All 3 brothers were outlawed in 1406. Maredudd's son Owen Tudor married Catherine of Valois and founded the Tudor Dynasty.

Quaint: Morris dancers perform on a village street as spectators watch in Maidstone, Kent

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Quaint: Morris dancers perform on a village street as spectators watch in Maidstone, Kent

Oliver Cromwell tried to ban Morris Dancing.  He's gone, morris dancing is still here!

Oliver Cromwell tried to ban Morris Dancing. He's gone, morris dancing is still here!


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The earliest references and iconography of morris  dancing and its ancestor, ‘moresk’ dancing, indicate that the pipe and tabor provided the music. In the early 15th Century, moresk was a fashionable entertainment in courts across Europe. It consisted of exotic … Continue reading →

The earliest references and iconography of morris dancing and its ancestor, ‘moresk’ dancing, indicate that the pipe and tabor provided the music. In the early 15th Century, moresk was a fashionable entertainment in courts across Europe. It consisted of exotic … Continue reading →

The 'Obby Oss' May Day Festival in Padstow Cornwall. Illustration by Alice Pattullo

The 'Obby Oss' May Day Festival in Padstow Cornwall. Illustration by Alice Pattullo

A Morris dance is a form of English folk dance usually accompanied by music. It is based on rhythmic stepping and the execution of choreographed figures by a group of dancers. Implements such as sticks, swords, and handkerchiefs may also be wielded by the dancers. In a small number of dances for one or two men, steps are performed near and across a pair of clay tobacco pipes laid across each other on the floor.

A Morris dance is a form of English folk dance usually accompanied by music. It is based on rhythmic stepping and the execution of choreographed figures by a group of dancers. Implements such as sticks, swords, and handkerchiefs may also be wielded by the dancers. In a small number of dances for one or two men, steps are performed near and across a pair of clay tobacco pipes laid across each other on the floor.

Hunters Moon are a Morris side from Eastbourne who dance in the 'Border' tradition; that is they perform dances in the style traditional to the counties of Worcestershire, Shropshire and Herefordshire.

Hunters Moon are a Morris side from Eastbourne who dance in the 'Border' tradition; that is they perform dances in the style traditional to the counties of Worcestershire, Shropshire and Herefordshire.

The Winchester Mayfest and why Morris Dancing is so cool.

Morris Dancing is just so cool

The Winchester Mayfest and why Morris Dancing is so cool.

Morris dancers at the Feast of St George in Trafalgar Square. Photo: Dave Pearce

Morris dancers at the Feast of St George in Trafalgar Square. Photo: Dave Pearce

It's as English as cricket on the green and warm beer in country pub gardens - the eccentric art of Morris Dancing in England!

England: A guide to Morris Dancing

It's as English as cricket on the green and warm beer in country pub gardens - the eccentric art of Morris Dancing in England!

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