Morris Dancing

Collection by Andrea Irwin

Andrea Irwin
Morris Dancing - English traditional folk dance

Bridget Jones's Diary

Book Drum’s illustrated guide to Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding

1986 Morris dancer's bell-pad

Morris Dancers' Bells

Analysing the English collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum

MORRIS DANCERS by bikerchick2009, via Flickr


morris dancers in Birkenhead Park , Wirral on 1st May 2010

Red Leicester Border Morris, dancer Martin Barstow by Sue Swift

Beginners’ Guide to English Folk Dance

English folk dance encompasses a rich diversity of dance forms that have developed over many centuries in communities throughout England. These traditions are alive and thriving as part of a living and evolving tradition, alongside many other forms

Ilmington morris dancers


Some resources relating to the Ilmington tradition: On the Web are: The Esperance Morris Book, Vol. II, scan of the 1910-ish book with descriptions of a couple of Ilmington dances, and a couple of photos of the ca. 1908 Ilmington side. A short article on the morris in Ilmington and the fiddler Sam Bennett Web site of the Traditional Ilmington Morris Men An ABC Library of Morris Tunes has some Ilmington tunes Ilmington Tunes in ABC format from the Morris Ring Notes at Wikimoresca Not on…

Morris Dancers Red Leicester drinking

Morris Dancers Red Leicester drinking

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Bourne Borderers{Morris dancers}

Bourne Borderers{Morris dancers}

Corby Glen Sheep Fair 2013

Fierce Morris Dancer

Fierce Morris Dancer

This guy, despite looking scary was actually lovely - part of the very unusual and entertaining Bakanalia Border Morris at the Ashby Arts Festival

Phoenix Morris dancers

Phoenix Morris dancers

Morris Dancer by anthsnap!, via Flickr

Morris Dancer

Morris Dancers, Market Harborough

Morris Dancers, Bewdley Festival

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

Morris dancers entertain the crowd on Mayday morning near the Bodleian Library in Oxford...

Oxford students stumble home at dawn from May Morning ceremony

Each year at 6am the Magdalen College Choir performs the Hymnus Eucharisticus, from the top of Magdalen Tower in Oxford on May Day.

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.

10 Very Strange British Traditions - Listverse

Britain has a long and varied past - it has been conquered repeatedly, it has conquered others, and it has colonized half the planet. Through its history, many strange traditions and festivals have arisen. This list looks at ten of the most unusual.

Morris Dancers

Morris Dancers

This shows why you should have your SLR with you at all times. Unfortunately, I only had my little Olympus C120, but better than nothing.

1895.46.1 Morris dancer's costume

Morris dancer's costume

Analysing the English collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum