"Local Morris Dancers" Top 5 Page for this destination Lynmouth Local Custom Tip by johngayton

Lynmouth Local Customs: 6 reviews and 15 photos

  Morrismen ouside The Bath
by johngayton

This is really a tip which could equally apply to most of rural England but we'll put it here seeing as we had a visit the other night.

Morris dancing is a peculiarly English tradition where "teams" of dancers visit local pubs to perform outside and collect money for local charities. It is thought to have originated as a means for peasants to supplement their incomes and the name "Morris" to have evolved from the word "Moorish" refering to the fact that historically the dancers would black thier faces.

Usually having finished thier performance and passed the collecting tin they will then pop into the pub for a beer or two and if you are lucky will treat the customers to an impromptu music session.

Website: http://www.morrisdancing.org

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  • Written Jul 17, 2006
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