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Thread #103732   Message #2117139
Posted By: GUEST, Mikefule
02-Aug-07 - 02:31 AM
Thread Name: Morris segregation
Subject: RE: Morris segregation
Morris teams aren't "lucky to have musicians".

There was a time a few years ago (a few = 20, ahem!) when our side was temporarily short of musicians. So I bought a melodeon and learned to play some of the Morris tunes on it. Being a dancer does not stop you becoming a musician too. In our practices, the musicians take it in turns to play, sometimes solo, sometimes in twos and threes. I cannot remember ever having a musician in the side who didn't dance.

Right now, we can dance to 1, 2, 2.5 and 3 row melodeons, fiddle, pipe and tabor, and harmonica, trombone and (soon) Anglo concertina, with 7 out of 14 of us able to play for the dance at least some of the time.