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Thread #117529   Message #2534865
Posted By: Ruth Archer
08-Jan-09 - 04:20 AM
Thread Name: Morris joins the Dodo?
Subject: RE: Morris joins the Dodo?
If you want a reason why the Coco-Nutters' policy is a good one (IMHO), have a look at the dances which go by the name of Abbots Bromley Horn Dance on Youtube:

Renfairs R Us

another American side - someone has clearly been to Thaxted

...and in New Jersey, more Thaxted-stylee

And that's just a few. What do they have in common? Well, none of them bears much resemblance to what actually happens in Abbots Bromley. Most of the versions you'll see are based on Thaxted rather than Abbots Bromley itself (the folked-up version somehow being "more atmospheric" than the original?). I'm kind of glad no one has got their hands on Bacup and "improved" it.