Morris Dancing

The primary reason for going to Oxford was to see Ian’s friend Sheelagh’s Morris Dancing troupe.  Morris Dance is a form of English folk dance that seems to involve a lot of hankies, sticks, brightly colored clothing, and upbeat repetitive music. As Ian described it, back in the early industrial era when workers were working 18 hours a day Morris dance gave them something to do and be cheerful about as they were trudging back and forth from work. It’s pretty fun to watch.



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