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Morris and Morris

By mistere
Morris dancing, a display of dance and music performed at seasonal festivals and holidays to banish the dark of winter, celebrate the warmth and fertility of summer, and bring in autumn's golden harvest.
A more technical definition is that Morris dance is a form of English folk dance usually accompanied by music. Itís based on rhythmic stepping and the execution of choreographed figures by a group of dancers. Morris mend women usually wear bell pads on their shins and dance with sticks, swords and handkerchiefs.
Also, a cheerful, colourful bunch of nutcases who prance about entertaining people and help raise money for various charities.
I came across this lot in Lichfield last Saturday. They put on a good show and afterwards they asked me to send them some pictures for their social media and advertising efforts. So i did.
The two in the lead image were playing up to another photographer on my left. She was much younger and slightly better looking
than me SmileSmileSmile

Tags: Lichfield Morris dancers Portraits and people

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AlfieK Plus
4 1 1 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2019 1:57PM
A superb set.
Alfie
Mollycat Plus
8 21 2 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2019 2:32PM
Always great to see these colourful characters out and about Dave.
Peter.
dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1879 England
22 Mar 2019 3:01PM
Better looking than you Dave?

Smile

Morris has been described as the world's least stealthy martial art.

Also (by those given to gratuitous insults, and a limited world view - say, for instance, those like forard Donald Trump) as being for those of - erm - challenged sexuality: I'd say that any kind of slur against people carrying long lumps of wood was highly inadvisable.
22 Mar 2019 3:08PM
Interesting set, great photos.
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
22 Mar 2019 7:48PM
Epitomises our eccentricity 😁😁
22 Mar 2019 9:17PM
A wonderful collection - of people and images, Dave.

RichardSmile
22 Mar 2019 10:38PM
In an age of uncertainty it's reassuring to see people who look like they know what they are doing and why they are doing it! Deep joy! A lovely set of images which captures the essential essence of British reserve; wonderfully cheering! SmileSmileSmile
Version 1 is brilliant it really shows the camaraderie in the group I love thier outfits too.
Superb

Carole
JuBarney Plus
10 34 5 United Kingdom
23 Mar 2019 9:31PM
A terrific set
Ju

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