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what do you think of morris offspring???

GUEST,the warlocks of halifax 02 Sep 06 - 09:16 PM
vectis 02 Sep 06 - 09:36 PM
Peace 02 Sep 06 - 09:45 PM
Malcolm Douglas 02 Sep 06 - 10:24 PM
Jeri 02 Sep 06 - 11:01 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 02 Sep 06 - 11:02 PM
GUEST 02 Sep 06 - 11:26 PM
Liz the Squeak 03 Sep 06 - 03:27 AM
Dave Hanson 03 Sep 06 - 04:23 AM
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RTim 03 Sep 06 - 01:39 PM
Richard Bridge 03 Sep 06 - 02:28 PM
melodeonboy 03 Sep 06 - 02:55 PM
fat B****rd 03 Sep 06 - 02:59 PM
GUEST,London Danny 03 Sep 06 - 03:12 PM
GUEST,Baby Morris 03 Sep 06 - 03:37 PM
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GUEST,simon 03 Sep 06 - 07:23 PM
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GUEST,KT 04 Sep 06 - 07:30 AM
LesB 04 Sep 06 - 07:55 AM
Dave the Gnome 04 Sep 06 - 08:29 AM
GUEST,A Warlock From Halifax 04 Sep 06 - 08:51 AM
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GUEST,Dazbo 04 Sep 06 - 09:23 AM
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Subject: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: GUEST,the warlocks of halifax
Date: 02 Sep 06 - 09:16 PM

We think there crap!!! and are a load of bollocks!!! and will anybody have 50pence sex with a couple of chaps in a yak suit????
its a plan aint love!!!! please comment on the "shit"spring underneath my elusive third testical!!!! that would be great!!!
p.s penis


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: vectis
Date: 02 Sep 06 - 09:36 PM

I gather that you don't rate them then.


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: Peace
Date: 02 Sep 06 - 09:45 PM

I hope the warlocks of halifax will post again, but in English. I don't have any Gaelic and so have NO idea what the hell that post said.


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: Malcolm Douglas
Date: 02 Sep 06 - 10:24 PM

Gaelic isn't much spoken in Halifax, or in other parts of Yorkshire come to that.

Gibberish is, of course; as elsewhere.

I think we should be told more about this yak suit business, though, in case there is another outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease. Forewarned is forearmed.


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: Jeri
Date: 02 Sep 06 - 11:01 PM

Sometimes, as the world rotates and revolves and the moon does that thing the moon usually does, there is an unusually strong gravitoidinal pull, and more drugs wind up in some areas than others. I think this may be what's going on here. Imbalance caused by an unusually strong drug tide. If once watches this too closely, they become tide eyed.


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 02 Sep 06 - 11:02 PM

What? Morris Offspring? A Morris is a pretty small car to start with and its offspring would be even smaller. Who'd drive 'em? Midgets?


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: GUEST
Date: 02 Sep 06 - 11:26 PM

Morris dancers should be sterilized so they can't have offspring.


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 03:27 AM

Sterilse Morris dancers and you'd never have a self perpetuating tradition.... You may have a point there....

Anyway, experience has shown me that after all that jumping about and waving various bits of linen/polycotton and sticks about in fertility dances, followed by hours of drinking and singing about fertility rites (not to mention all that viewing of the pretty fields in May), then actually having the energy and ability to perpetuate the Morris tradition is very very rare.

We just have the one child..

LTS


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 04:23 AM

We here in Halifax are in fact multilingual, firstly Yorkshire, then English but also a very large portion of gibberish, warlocks of halifax my arse, morons more likely.

And who are morris offspring anyway ?

eric


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 05:28 AM

Morris Offspring......

of the Offspring Family

He's gone solo, and they've booked him for Whitby and Cambridge next year. Simon Cowell thinks he's going to be big.

Folk Roots are wetting themselves about the press release from Sony as we speak, and are preparing a three page spread about his importance to the folk revial and Mike Yarwood is doing an interview on BBC radio2's only folk programme.

There is a TV special in the pipeline, and he has been named as best newcomer. A series of low key gigs at the Albert Hall have been cancelled however since he got catarrh ib his nose flute.


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: Noreen
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 06:01 AM

That was supposed to be a yak suit???


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 06:11 AM

Weelittledrummer has just committed the cardinal sin of calling fRoots
FOLK roots, Ian Anderson will not be pleased, repent now say, 5 mumbo jumbos and pray for ROOTS music.

eric


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 01:30 PM

What?

Can we have this in order, with grammar, please, so that we can understand it?

What is "morris offspring"?

Is it anything to do with the Nu-Metal band Offspring?

Is it anything to do with Son of Morris On?

If not, what is it about?


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: RTim
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 01:39 PM

Morris Offspring are a group of "younger" dancers - aged 17 to 36, led by Laurel Swift; who perform "Large Stage" morris based on traditional dances. They have danced at Sidmouth and several other festivals, etc and toured last year with The English Acoustic Collective (Chris Wood, etc) with a production called "On English Ground".
Most of the dancers are children of dancers and have been around Morris most of their lives.

Tim Radford


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 02:28 PM

Thank you. I can see the idea of morris dancing on a stage being iconoclastic.


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: melodeonboy
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 02:55 PM

I've seen them twice this year (Oxford and Towersey) together with the English Acoustic Collective (the "On English Ground" set) and, for what it's worth, I think they're bloody good!


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: fat B****rd
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 02:59 PM

Shouldn't the "We who must Morris" brigade be glad that "younger" people are Morrising at all.

PS Why DO Morris Dancers get so much stick around here ?.


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: GUEST,London Danny
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 03:12 PM

The Warlocks of Halifax have watched too much of 'Big Brother's Big Mouth'. Trouble is, you don't have the talent and the whole thing is ever-so slighly embarassing. Don't give up your day jobs (or EMA).


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: GUEST,Baby Morris
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 03:37 PM

http://www.englishacousticcollective.org.uk/morrisoffspring/


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: Peterr
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 05:50 PM

fat b*****d
Well said. All power to morris offspring, mmorris 18-30, and anyone else who gets younger people dancing.
'The English are the only nation who are embarrassed by their own traditional dance and song' - essence of an article written pre 1914 and things haven't changed.


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: GUEST,simon
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 07:23 PM

people who are embarrased of traditional english dancing shud just fuck off out of england basically and if anyone thinks that morris offspring even resembles traditional english dancing at all they have to be a retard


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Sep 06 - 07:26 PM

the warlocks of halifax are themselves exponents of traditional english dance and cringe at the allogations made against us in a sporadic fashion. young people should get involved in morris but not in "morris" as in "morris" offspring.

the warlocks have spoken.


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: GUEST,Merlot
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 03:57 AM

..."the warlocks have spoken"

In non-jibberish at last.


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: Paul Burke
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 04:00 AM

Was that "warlocks" or "wallocks"?


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: s&r
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 05:51 AM

All power to Steve Heap and Laurel for any effort to encourage continuity of folk music and dance into the next generation.

We've been working at Fylde to encourage and develop young performers for 20 years plus, and rewarding and exciting it is too


stu


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: Haruo
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 06:09 AM

"Forewarned is forearmed" (says Malcolm Douglas). Or, in the case of yaks, more properly "forelegged". (Since they are, after all, four-legged.)

Haruo


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: Tootler
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 06:17 AM

Warlocks or Wallock? More likely Wazzock!

From the blurb on the link the parallel that struck me was Riverdance. Still, if this gives a more positive view of morris in Joe Publick's eye, then all power to their collective elbows.

The English are the only nation who are embarrassed by their own traditional dance and song

Sadly still true. If this was any other European country, there would be government support for traditional music and dance. Even if the support was not financial (which can be two edged), moral support and a sense that the tradition is respected as part of the nations heritage would be very welcome, instead of belittling it as all too often happens.


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: GUEST,KT
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 07:30 AM

Tootler, you sum up my feelings too.


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: LesB
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 07:55 AM

I wouldn't know if they were any good or not, not having seen them. They seem to be a southern phenomina. They don't seem to come up here to the North. Mind you we have plenty of our own 'younger' dancers & the Demon Barbers Roadshow.
Cheers
Les


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 08:29 AM

I had the off-side leaf spring for a Morris Marina in the back garden for ages. That was crap. Well, Morris Marinas were in general.

DtG


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: GUEST,A Warlock From Halifax
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 08:51 AM

I must agree with LesB in his statment concerning the "Morris" offspring. The North-South divide is once again brought into light, as we up north have a vivid idea as to what Morris dancing should look like!!! Where as those sporadic folk down south can only produce river dance, but in white and with hankies!!!!! I must apologise in the most sporadic way for the earlyer message which was posted in Gaelic and wish to assure people that the Yak suit is a Yak suit and was made from real Yaks!!!


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 08:51 AM

Ive seen morris offspring a couple of times and i think they are very good. however, i do think, in my opinion, they've lost the heart of their dances by doing so much choreography. they seem to have tried to hard to push morris into the 21st century.

xx


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: GUEST,Dazbo
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 09:23 AM

Well I saw them do On English Ground at Towersey. Before hand I did wonder whether I could manage to sit through an hour and a half of Cotswold morris but I really enjoyed it. One criticism of the show would be that some of the music should have had more Oomph to it as in general, it seemed to be on too much of a level for my taste.

Also, after having seen Dog Rose Morris the day before some of Morris Offspring dancing could have been better.

Are Dog Rose Morris the best Costwold team in the country at the moment?


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: Mrs_Annie
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 09:47 AM



In my opinion YES definitely. And I've seen a hell of a lot of it this year.


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: GUEST,Shimrod
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 10:26 AM

I would like to introduce the 'Warlock from Halifax' to 'Sir nORMAN from Hull' (or whatever he's called) and, if they are agreeable, set them both on 'Morris Offspring' - who, if this thread is correct, appear to be a junior English version of 'Riverdance'.

NNNNOOOOOO!!!!! PLEASE SAY IT ISN'T TRUE!!!!!!?????

If you feel like doing something drastic, Warlock, please feel free - you have my blessing ...


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: GUEST,KT
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 10:42 AM

They are far too "arty" for me if I'm honest. Give me Dog Rose anytime.


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: skipy
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 11:01 AM

I am proud that my 14 year old son danced out this weekend with Icknield way morris men at Wallingford Bunkfest.
Morris on! wait for it, this time.
Skipy


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: GUEST,The Warlocks of Halifax
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 02:13 PM

It is also the opinion of The Warlocks that Dog Rose be the finest wavers of white linen, leapers of great heights and have among the most flexible galleying knees in this our great and fair land.

Also, they do a dance with cauliflowers. What more could you possibly want??


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: GUEST,Viking
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 02:44 PM

What more could you possibly want?? .....

.... Brains if your first post is anything to go by!


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: GUEST,The Warlocks of Halifax
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 03:09 PM

The Warlocks have since found and pooled together their collective brain cells resulting in the ability to communicate effectively using the English language. Despite our new found mastery of communication, the overall message conveyed by our first venture onto this topic still remains valid. As does the sporadic comment about the yak.


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 03:28 PM

I have seen the Warlocks perform at Whitby this year. They are underated and are carrying the true tradition forward not this warered down southern crap. The Yak as a mascot shows their multicultral ethnicity from the area that they frequent


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: GUEST,MikeofNorthumbria (off base)
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 03:31 PM

Morris Offspring? I saw them at Sidmouth and thought (as Dr McCoy might have said) "This is Morris, Jim, but not as we know it..."

Nevertheless, I thoroughly enjoyed the spectacle, and was shamefully envious of their fitness and precision.   I trust that the ghost of Isadora Duncan is cheering them on from the Elysian Fields.

Wassail!


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: GUEST,The Viscount of Oldham
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 03:43 PM

The Viscount agrees with The Warlocks that Morris Offspring are rubbish oh and yaks make good milk mmm calcium.


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: GUEST,The Duchess of Coventry.
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 03:54 PM

I performed with the team and their musicians at Sidmouth. (As a musician)

Amazing group of people. Every one of them. Sickeningly fit and VERY friendly with it.

Disliked because of their "severe" distortion of the "TRAD" Morris.

And the fact that they are actually pretty damn good. For morris dancers.

AND they don't give a toss about the opinions of others.

Good eh?

xXx


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: GUEST,The Viscount Of Oldham
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 03:58 PM

If Duchess would like to shut up cause she knows nowt


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: GUEST,The Warlocks of Halifax
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 04:02 PM

The Warlocks concur with the esteemed Viscount


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 04:03 PM

Very well my Mancunian lover. Personally, i think they're great. Nuff Said.

X


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 04:05 PM

hey i got a woman to shut up morris offspring are rubbish


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: The Unicorn Man
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 04:25 PM

Morris offspring in MY opion are ore inspiring and along with Chris Woods and his mates " On English Ground" are the best Folk act about at the moment.


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Subject: RE: what do you think of morris offspring???
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Sep 06 - 04:32 PM

well you obviously haven't seen NYFTE then have you??


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