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About this issue of "Morris Matters"

Summary: Vol. 36 Issue 2

Published: July 2017

Table of contents

  • Long Lankin: a Man more Suffered than Suffering – RIP
  • Jig Competition – 30 years on!  by Tracey Rose
  • Percy Manning Centenary Concert  by Malcolm Major
  • Joint Morris Organisations Day of Dance  by Beth Neill
  • Dancing England at Sheffield  by Jill Griffiths
  • Bath City Morris Reunion  by Jill Griffiths
  • Roy Dommett Archive Collection  by Beth Neill
  • The Histories of Morris in Britain  by John Swift
  • Dancing England Rapper Tournament (DERT) – by Sally Wearing
  • Three More Invented Dances   by John Offord 
  • From the Archive (40 years ago) – David Welti writes to WMF


This issue reflects just how much is going on out there in researching elusive references, organising conferences and festivals – it was difficult to be at all of them but a dedicated few have been watching, listening and taking photos of it all over the past few months. Anniversaries and revivals are a theme in this issue – from 30 years of the Sidmouth (John Gasson) jig competition, through 50 years since Bath City Morris were founded, to 100 years since the death of Percy Manning, who through his revival concert led the way for Cecil Sharp to ‘discover’ Headington Quarry and morris dancing. While it is good to see the revival of Dancing England 30 years on, I regret we are having to bid farewell to the regular contributions of Long Lankin.


#Editor: Beth Neill
#Citation: Morris Matters, 36(2),




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