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Morris Music – a History

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

Video recording of talk

Recording of a Morris Federation talk on “Morris Music – a History” by Stephen Rowley and Andy Richards held on Zoom on 6 March 2021. The #MorrisFedvideo lasts for 1 hour 25 minutes.



A talk by Stephen Rowley on the history of morris music, followed by a discussion chaired by Andy Richards including how to obtain tabor pipes for anyone wanting to learn.

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Speaker biography

Stephen Rowley.  Musician and dancer, founder of the International Pipe and Tabor Festival, The Taborers Society and the International Mummers Festival.  He has performed and taught widely in Europe, USA, Russia and Australia.  He has a particular interest in the festival procession dances of the Iberian peninsular and their music.

Andy Richards.  Andy has many years’ experience of leading, teaching and playing for morris dancing and early dance with pipe and tabor, the typical instrument for English morris from the 15th to the early 19th century. He is the EFDSS Morris Class Tutor and current Chair of the Taborers Society.


  • Title: Morris Music – a History
  • Speakers: Stephen Rowley and Andy Richards
  • Facilitator: Pauline Woods-Wilson
  • Type: talk
  • Date of talk: 6 March 2021
  • Date page published: 26 April 2023

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