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Recording of a Morris Federation talk on “Bacca Pipes” at the JMO virtual Day of Dance 2021 by Rachel Cole-Wilkin held on Zoom on 24 April 2021. The #MorrisFedvideo lasts for 1 hour 7 minutes.
For anyone with dance experience, especially Molly, Border and Cotswold – variations for all experience levels will be taught, using figures from the Ascot-Under-Wychwood style. The music will be Bacca Pipes (Headington) played and recorded by David Pope (also of Belles) on Melodeon. “Bacca” is short for tobacco and the pipes are the long, fragile, clay, churchwarden pipe. You will need 2 ‘Pipes’ to dance over, e.g. wooden spoons, ties, Harry Potter wands, rolled up morris hankies, or even tape marks (Health & Safety note: please make sure that the items are not breakable and will not cause you injury should you step on them!). Rachel is a member of The Belles of London City, assistant morris dance tutor at EFDSS, and has previously danced with Sharp Morris in London and Berkeley Morris in California.
Rachel Cole-Wilkin is a member of The Belles of London City Morris, assistant morris dance tutor at EFDSS, and has previously danced with Sharp Morris in London and Berkeley Morris in California.
- Title: Bacca Pipes
- Speaker: Rachel Cole-Wilkin
- Facilitator: Pauline Woods-Wilson
- Type: dance
- Date of talk: 24 April 2021
- Date page published: 2 May 2023