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Old Vermin Has morris become mere 'fun'? (61* d) RE: Has morris become mere 'fun'? 28 Mar 11


Lizzie Cornish the First - 'Pimms advert, because again, the more 'normal' in society that Morris Dancing becomes, the more it will be accepted en masse as part of our heritage once more'

But are we doing it as 'heritage' or just because we do it, albeit as the local traditional dance? And do we give a monkey's about being generally accepted? Nice to have friendly people about when you're dancing, of course. And we usually do.

I keep thinking it was Thomas Hardy who wrote that really traditional stuff was done because it had to be done but revivalist stuff carried a massive burden of zealous enthusiasm.


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