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GUEST,Mr Red 'Hay Nonny' chorus: does it exist? (48) RE: 'Hay Nonny' chorus: does it exist? 25 Oct 14


Any ceilidh dancers will tell you - mention Ceilidh and people will immedietly morph that into Morris. Correct them and they morph it into Line Dancing. Correct that and they shout "Yeha".
It is a process that goes on inside peoples heads and has done since time immemorial. (The general impression in the public's mind of that differs wildly too). This makes the mention of such mis-representations much in the genre "Folk" IMNSHO. Nay a custom!

FWIW - I was told that Kempe had one further advantage in dancing for nine days. It proved he was fit and not suffering from a plague (rampant then, presumeably in London) and as such could prove he was disease free, so was let in to the city. Thus saving 9 days waiting outside Norwich for the fever to present itself. This was from a NZ (ex pat UK) Folkie who was part of an early english recorder society there. Is this roughly true?


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