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About this issue of "Morris Matters"

Summary: Vol. 38 Issue 1

Published: January 2019

Table of contents

  • Morris Matters interviews our favourite illustrator – Light under a Bushel 
  • Two Morris Shows in 2018 reviewed by Sue Swift
  • Girls’ Carnival Morris Dancing by Lucy Wright, reviewed by Beth Neill
  • Alan Barber, the Foreman who gave us Skirmish by Jonathan Hooton
  • 1911 and All That! Thoughts on Salisbury’s Morris Dancers by George Frampton
  • Normal for Norfolk–The Kitwitches at the Globe by Jonathan Hooton
  • The Collapse of Effervescence by Matthew Rose


Welcome to 2019 – so much going on. It’s reassuring to still get articles from everyone out there, pursuing their own particular fascination with aspects of morris history. Who knows, maybe we’ll never know where it came from…… It was interesting to receive a reflection on the blacking up debate that raised emotions within one well known molly team – probably similar debates went on round the country and everyone has found their own team approach. It’s good to be able to profile our resident cover designer and cartoonist – his output definitely raises the quality of the magazine.

I was very pleased to be at the Morris Federation AGM at which John Bacon was presented with the EFDSS Gold Badge, acknowledging his many contributions to the world of Morris and folk generally – the aspects that come to mind are his work with schools, with the Joint Morris Organisations and especially in steering a course through the 2003 licensing act to ensure that morris (and mumming) activities were exempt from the bill.




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