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Jo Taylor Help me undestand Morris Dancing (79* d) RE: Help me undestand Morris Dancing 23 Sep 99


MMario - no-one knows!

Jon, there are Cotswold stick dances too...

Bobby's Girl - there is a strong suspicion at present that John Kirkpatrick invented Border Morris - but who gives a stuff - it's great to dance and if anyone invents a new tradition he's the best one to do so! I danced Cotswold with Glory of the West and played for Great Western & Dartington - at Christmas, GW & Glory dance Border as a mixed side.

The best place to go for more info is Mainly Morris Dancing - oops, Bill G already did that one - mine should be a clicky, though, so I'll leave it. Nice reply, Bill - I think C# was well-intended but he only saw men doing it - I do believe there is photographic evidence of mixed sides from the last century? Anyone who doesn't think women should dance Morris ought to see Windsor - some of the most energetic Cotswold dancing in existence.

Steve, darling, can I explain my finer points to you sometime??

Jo Taylor


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