Border Morris, Originating in the counties that adjoin Wales, these dances were performed at Christmas time. The dancers usually carried sticks and some of them blacked their faces. Today, the dancers often wear beribboned costumes and love whooping and yelling whilst dancing.
▶ Wimborne Folk Festival in Dorset, UK Traditional English Folk Dancing performed by Hunter's Moon, Phoenix Morris, Bourne and Bumpers, Steps in Time. With the Norman Wimborne Minster as backdrop. I lived nearby.
Morris Men,Headington Quarry Morris Dancers outside the Chequers public house, Headington, Oxfordshire. It was a meeting between this group and Cecil Sharp the folk musicologist at Sandfield Cottage in 1899 that heralded a folk revival in Britain. Henry Taunt 1898-99