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Talk – Goathland Plough Stots Long Sword Tradition

Goathland Plough Stots old photo

Here is a review of the talk about the history of the Goathland Plough Stots Long Sword Tradition, given by Keith Thompson, Steve Pierson, Jim Eldon and Sally Smith on 10th January.  It was attended by over 70 online guests from the UK, Netherlands, USA and Canada. “Keith Thompson is the Honorary President of Goathland Plough Stots, one of Britain’s oldest sword teams and his talk was the story of their tradition. It linked a long history of the team dating back to 1812 to social movements in and around the village with a selection of live music, slides and videos.

How to Make Rapper Swords by Frank Lee – online talk

Frank Lee

Here is a review of a demonstration & talk by Frank Lee on how he makes rapper swords.  The rapper sword he made in the filming for the demonstration was sword number 2549.  He has made 433 sets to date which have been sold worldwide.

Morris in the Museum in Bedford

Redbornstoke & Bedfordshire Lace Exhibition Higgins Museum 2020

It is not often Morris dancing can be said to have made history but Redbornstoke Morris (1976-2018) and Bedfordshire Lace Morris (1981-2016) are the focus of a new display at The Higgins Museum in Bedford.

Zooming up the Sun

Hammersmith May Day Zoom

May Day is a popular day for Morris dancing, as a start to the morris ‘season’ of performing, rather than practising.  Some teams get up and ‘dance up the sun’ […]

Learn the Sailor’s Hornpipe

Sailors Hornpipe thumbnail

The third solo dance to be released in the ‘Isolation Instructionals’ series of videos made during the Covid-19 outbreak is a Sailor’s Hornpipe. It is danced and taught by Martyn […]

St George’s Day Lone Morris #StGeorgesLMF

Holly Copse Molly 2020 Lone Morris

Following the International success of the #LoneMorrisFestival on Sat 21st March 2020, it was repeated as the St George’s Day bash on Saturday 25th April 2020, being the nearest Saturday […]

Learn a solo North West Morris dance

The second solo dance to be released in the ‘Isolation Instructionals’ series of videos made during the Covid-19 outbreak is a dance in the North West style called Celebration.  It […]

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