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Dalliance[s] with Dance … Clogs, Bells, Horns and Straw! [Video]

This page contains brief details about the video recording; the video (embedded in the page); an abstract for the talk; links to additional resources; a speaker biography and a summary.

Video recording of talk

A recording of a Morris Federation talk on “Dalliance[s] with Dance … Clogs, Bells, Horns and Straw!” by Doc Rowe held on Zoom  on 26 March 2023. The #MorrisFedvideo lasts for 1 hour 9 minutes.



In this illustrated talk, Doc Rowe reflects on fifty-odd years of witnessing and collecting dance performance and tradition – the accent might be on the odd!

From the early 1960s, with an early interest in song and step dancing in his native Devon, a visit to Mayday in Cornwall initiated an unremitting preoccupation with cultural tradition.

Additional resources

Links to related resources:

  • Event details 
  • Review by Jane Cunio of Somerstep, from Crewkerne in Somerset, and past Technical Officer (Archive & Notation) of the Morris Federation

Speaker biography

For more about Doc Rowe, see:


  • Title: Dalliance[s] with Dance … Clogs, Bells, Horns and Straw!
  • Speaker: Doc Rowe
  • Facilitator: Pauline Woods-Wilson
  • Type: Talk
  • Date of talk: 26 March 2023
  • Date page published: 19 April 2023
  • Video edited by: Brian Kelly

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