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Morris Matters Vol. 34 No. 2

About this issue of "Morris Matters"

Summary: Vol. 34 Issue 2

Published: July 2015

Table of contents

  • On the performance of Gustav Holst’s Morris Dance Tunes with Morris Dancers Jon Ceander Mitchell 
  • The Morris Sighed Andy Hilditch 
  • Molly Dancing in Schools Gordon Phillips 
  • DERT 2015 Pauline Woods-Wilson 
  • Communication between Teams A Seasoned Observer 
  • More Hidden Treasures Andy Turner 
  • The Pagans are Coming . . . Long Lankin 
  • End Notes


Everyone seems to be hitting 40 this year – Morris Matters is a bit behind in that it was conceived and saw the light of day in 1978 and had a little rest in the late ‘80s; I picked it up in 1991 and have been nurturing it ever since. I (along with a lot of help from Jerry West and John Lewis) am trying to get all the issues in a scanned and accessible form – so one day you will be able to read all the early stuff on line. The first few issues were typed up by members of Windsor Morris and articles were literally cut and pasted!

Another ongoing project is that Roy Dommett would like to see all his Morris Matters articles collected into one volume – some of these do therefore need retyping as my OCR programme struggles a little with typefaces from the late 1970s. So if anyone out there is a good copy typist with time to spare…….

On a personal note, I recently attended a heartwarming day of dance and ceilidh in memory of Rhiannon Owen (formerly Collinson), a founder member of Oyster Morris and later of Insword And Boojum Rapper teams, also [like me] a member of the Morris Federation committee for several years. In the evening her friends indulged in nostalgia over photos, scrapbooks and dancing some of the favourites from the late 1970s when the Oyster Ceilidh Band was emerging. The Morris Federation magazine (Winter 2014) carried a fine appreciation of her contributions to the morris world.




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