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Robert M Poole

The Morris Men of Manchester

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Morris dancing is a traditional folk dance from England and dates back hundreds of years. The dancers dance traditional jigs usually wearing bells and ribbons. It's thought the Morris comes from Moorish and they were imitating North Africa/Spanish dances. As you can see from the images, most of the dancers are older and it is thought that Morris dancing could die out. Though there has been a revival apparently with Neopagan Morris dancers and the 'Dark Morris' which comes from a Discworld novel!  

 

 

Morris Man of Manchester 2

 

 

IMG_20161218_200310 by Robert Michael Poole, on Flickr

 

m9 50mm Summarit, St Ann's Square Manchester (Just outside the Leica Store)

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Nice series of images Rob. I love Morris Men - sheer unadulterated English madness

Thanks, people laugh at the Morris and they are mad as cheese but there's something very comforting about it.

 

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