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Posted By: GUEST,Chris Murray
16-Sep-07 - 02:08 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance
Subject: RE: Folklore: The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance
Ruth, you're so right.

I've read this thread with ever increasing horror. I'm a local - I live about 5 miles away from Abbot's Bromley and have seen the horn dance more times than you can shake a stick at.

I had no idea that there was a Thaxted version. I've just clicked onto the link. How very dare they? I can only imagine what an American version must be like, if it's based on the Thaxted version.

The horn dance is performed once a year and the rest of the time the horns are kept in the church at Abbot's Bromley. Most of the people who perform belong to the same family. Very occasionally they do a special performance at other times - and even that seems somehow wrong.

If you want to see the Abbot's Bromley Horn Dance, you'll just have to go to Abbot's Bromley.