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Morris Blues

By AngieLatham  
This may suffer from 'uninteresting thumbnail' disease, but I loved this particular Morris Dancer at Upton Upon Severn's Folk festival , held over the Mayday Bank Holiday.

I'm not a particular fan of the music, but I loved all the costumes and dancing, and the real traditons of Old England being kept very much alive ( lots of beer swilling and thumping eachother over the heads with big sticks!)

Tags: Photo journalism Fashion Festival Musician Wedding and social Dancing Dancer Folk Morris Morris men Portraits and people Upton upon severn

Voters: shona, Goggz, Douglas_George and 31 more

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Comments


Goggz 9 2.3k 72 Wales
16 May 2008 9:59PM
Great expression on his face and there is a riot of stuff to look at.
Good candid,
Cheers, Goggz

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mattberry 12 259 14 England
16 May 2008 10:05PM
almost scarier than the crowmaker from worzel gummidge!
Roly 9 Wales
16 May 2008 10:05PM
Interesting shot.
challicew 8 1 1 South Africa
16 May 2008 10:23PM
I think its a great image, you have captured the expression so well, I like your work a lot. You have an amazing pf!
AngieLatham 12 790 2 United Kingdom
16 May 2008 10:29PM
Thankyou ! Grin

I'm not usually one for taking portraits and people, but I love anyone who has the character and courage to dress up for somthing they enjoy. There were so many characters there, you could feel that everyone had a story to tell
17 May 2008 8:30AM
great picture and he'd mak the persona proud to the traditional white? dancers. about scotland they say a marching pipe band is offputting but i gotta mention in surrey one time whilst I was drinking away, some morris dancers appeared out of no where and I got the fright of the century! This main thumbnail is a stunning captre and full of life and culture...
climbing_orchid 11 321 1 United Kingdom
17 May 2008 9:09AM
Fab shot - looks like you had a wonderful time - he reminds me of that bloke from the league of gentlemen, did he call everyone Dave?! Great colours and lovely expression - have a good weekend
Liz x
AngieLatham 12 790 2 United Kingdom
18 May 2008 10:01PM
Thanks everyone, dident think I'd reach 30 for this one! Grin

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