Westminster Day of Dance 2009, Morris dancers in Trafalgar Square, 9th May 2009

By Edward EastwoodGrab your hats and coats, and book your front row seat for The Flannel Follies.Once again, the season of the interpretative dance is with us.

Timorous Beasties Fabric - Bloomsbury Garden : botanical : florals

Bloomsbury Garden Dreich fabric This on a sofa please! Reminds me of the sofa material my parents had when I was young

I think these are instruments, judging by the squeezebox thing the second man has...Anyone have a guess?   The Museum Of British Folklore

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.

Abingdon Morris Dancers circa 1910

Abingdon Morris Dancers circa 1910 Donna, I miss your comments !

Morris dancers and a hobby horse: detail of Thames at Richmond, with the Old Royal Palace, c. 1620

Morris dancers with "cock-horse" (hobby horse). Sets of Morris dancers include a Fool and Monster. Detail of The Thames at Richmond, with the Old Royal Palace by an unknown artist, Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

Cotswold traditions - Morris Dancing

Adlington Morris Men "Formed in the Adlington Morris Men perform throughout the spring and summer. Their dances are drawn mainly from those originating in the Cotswold and surrounding villages.

Morris Dancing - an old-English folk dance tradition, now found in many countries across the world.

Cotswold-style morris dancing in the grounds of Wells Cathedral, Wells, England — Exeter Morris Men

Abbots Bromley Horn Dance - The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance is an English folk dance involving reindeer antlers and a hobby horse that takes place each year in Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire, England.

Morris Dancing - Abbots Bromley Horn Dance - The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance is an English folk dance involving reindeer antlers and a hobby horse that takes place each year in Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire, England.

Morris Dancer - 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, usually wearing bell pads on their shins. Implements such as sticks, swords and handkerchiefs may also be wielded by the dancers.

Morris Dancer - Morris dance is a form of English folk dance usually accompanied…

May Day - Morris Dancing

May Day - Morris Dancing

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