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“Good Morning, Lords & Ladies” – Calendar Customs in word and song

Review of the online talk and songs given by Gill and Barry Goodman on 11th April 2021.  Gill has been a volunteer at the British Schools Museum in Hitchin since 2007 and was founder member of Bedfordshire Lace Morris.  Barry is a folk singer, songwriter and musician, ex-member of Redbornstoke Morris and The Outside Capering Crew, […]

‘Waiting for the Vaccine’ solo Border style dance Workshop

Review of the workshop to teach ‘Waiting for the Vaccine’, a solo Border style dance, given by dancers Linda Glanville & Pauline Woods-Wilson, with musician Jay Glanville, held online over zoom on 10th April 2021. Review by Rosemary Young: “The workshop took place on 10th April 2021, with a YouTube video of the dance to […]

‘Merrie England Once More’? The Morris Revival c.1886-1951 – Matt Simons

Review of the online talk by Dr Matt Simons on 3rd April 2021.  Dr Matt Simons is a dancer and researcher based in south Lincolnshire.  He is a part-time lecturer in Modern British History at De Montfort University, and full-time dancer with numerous sides including Peterborough Morris and Bourne Borderers.  This talk was based on Matt’s doctoral thesis in […]

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