All The Fun Of The Fair - Uplyme,Devon UK by lynn carter

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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. 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.
English records date back to 1448, when 7 shillings were paid to morris dancers by the Goldsmiths’ Company in London.1 Further mentions of morris dancing occur in the late 15th century, and there are also early records such as visiting bishops’ “Visitation Articles” mention sword dancing, guising and other dancing activities, as well as mumming plays. Furthermore, the earliest records invariably mention “Morys” in a court setting, and a little later in the Lord Mayors’ Processions in London. The court records mention both men and women as dancing. It is only later that it begins to be mentioned as something performed in the parishes. There is certainly no evidence that it is a pre-Christian ritual, as is often claimed.
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  • Country  Pursuits
    Country Pursuitsabout 1 year ago

    Great capture Lynn. Wish I was fit enough to do this. xx

  • l,m sure you could Richard lol xx

    – lynn carter

  • Janone
    Janoneabout 1 year ago

    Looks great fun in deed, Lynn.

  • they always put on a good show xx

    – lynn carter

  • Monnie Ryan
    Monnie Ryanabout 1 year ago

    Sure looks like fun!

  • yes, you could join in if you were here lol xx

    – lynn carter

  • Ana Belaj
    Ana Belajabout 1 year ago

    It looks very nice, must have been fun!

  • yes Ana, could have been a little warmer xx

    – lynn carter

  • Photography  by Mathilde
    Photography b...about 1 year ago

    Nothing like watching the Morris Men – another super fun capture Lynn xx

  • thanks Mattie xx

    – lynn carter

  • seeingred13
    seeingred13about 1 year ago

    Oh, what a festive and energetic capture! Wish we could be there! Fave! What is the game for USAo-ers?

  • don’t know that answer, maybe you could start a troop of Morris dancers, l think they have to be male xx

    – lynn carter

  • CanyonWind
  • thank you xx

    – lynn carter

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    Congratulaitons on your feature nicely done and presented

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  • thanks xx

    – lynn carter

  • LoreLeft27
    LoreLeft27about 1 year ago

    awesome capture lovely …..hahahhaa with my bad knee heheeeheee not anymore heheheee

  • you could hop lol xx

    – lynn carter

  • paintingsheep
    paintingsheepabout 1 year ago

    Fun and Fabulous!!

  • thank you xx

    – lynn carter

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