Mudcat Café message #2532095 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #117529   Message #2532095
Posted By: banjoman
05-Jan-09 - 11:58 AM
Thread Name: Morris joins the Dodo?
Subject: RE: Morris joins the Dodo?
My wife told me to reply to this one - she has been dancing Morris in a mixed side (NW Clog) for many years and I was a musician for the same side till they drowned my banjo out with a base drum. The point she is making is that women have danced morris for many many years and its about time the ring got their collective finger out and accepted that fact. Morris never was and never will be a men only thing. The tradition would never have survived without women taking on the dancing - especially in times of war - so lets have a bit of realism in the ring. Perhaps the "Ring" is aptly named as it just goes round and round and never changes. Tradition is a living thing and must evolve to survive.

ps. I agree with all that she who must be obeyed has told me to write