Redding Moreys at Cecil Sharp House

 

 

 

 

 

Redding Moreys held a workshop on medieval morris dancing at Cecil Sharp House last Sunday, 25 Oct 15.  The workshop was very well attended.  A brief history of morris dancing in England was presented, followed by a demonstration of morris dancers dressed in early 16th century costumes, hand made from period material using traditional hand-stitching skills.
At the end of the demonstration, sets of attendees, led by Redding Moreys dancers were taught one of the ‘grappling’ dancs to music played on a penny whistle by one of the dancers while Maid Marian took pictures.

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About Nic

Retired Systems Engineer. Career started as an M.Sc. and Ph.D. student at Manchester University, School of Computer Science, in the early '70s and ended in retirement from Computer Sciences Corporation in June '13. Folk dancer since the University days. Keen interest in morris dancing: Hurst Morris, Ellington Morris, Kennet Morris and Redding Moreys.

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