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About this issue of "Morris Matters"

Summary: Vol. 38 Issue 2

Published: July 2019

Table of contents

  • Over the Hills and Far Away’: Morris Dancing in Southern England beyond the Cotswolds by Jameson Wooders
  • For Folk’s Sake: Morris Dancing and Me – BBC4, Monday 1st April 2019 review by Malcolm Major
  • Pound Shop vs Dads’ Army Morris! Did They Really Say That?  review by George Frampton
  • Dancing England 2019 – What a treat! by Sally Wearing
  • A few reflections on morris dancing– and women – in America. by John Dexter
  • All My Life’s buried here – the Story of George Butterworth review by Beth Neill
  • The Dancing Photograph.  by Chas Leslie
  • A Tentative Identification of a Seventeenth-Century Morris Musician from Warwickshire by Jameson Wooders
  • Dot to Dot – ‘When Hey Goes Wrong’


There seems to have been a resurgence of interest in the role of women in morris, following the decision at the Morris Ring meeting last year to admit women – albeit depending on the views of the individual team. To some of us it seems like an old debate from which most folks have moved on – but possibly not the media. We have views on this from within the UK and also from America. Elsewhere, we have included lots of pictures to support Sally Wearing’s review of Dancing England – I’m sorry to have missed it as the line-up was excellent. New material is coming to light as Jameson Wooders has been digging around in the archives and presenting various interesting aspects of morris in ‘the old days’. Maybe re-think the boundaries of Cotswold morris – or not? Enjoy the sunny weather of summer 2019 wherever you are.




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