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England

Herefordshire

Leominster Morris [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Leominster, Grid Ref.: SO4959, Lat.& Long.: 52.2310, -2.7395

Description:

Original side died out c.1914. We dance mainly Welsh Border Morris, but some Cotswold as well in Summer months. Chief play event is The Wassail on Twelfth Night, which we revived in Jan 1984. Wear our interpretation of 'cheap print jackets' from notes by E.C.Cawte describing the original kit.

Established:

1983

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered

 

Past events: 2004 (1), 2005 (2), 2006 (2), 2007 (1)

Media Links:

1. Leominster Morris performing their play on the 6th Jan.2005 at a Wassail in local orchards, Herefordshire, England - Validated link
Folk Play Research - Photo(s) [1 image], Jo Lee, 06-Jan-2005

Contact:

Thony Handy (thonyhandy@hotmail.co.uk), Phone: 01432 842717

Notes:

Revival of traditional Lerominster side, performing dances and ritual from the local tradition, often referencing 'The Folklore of Herefordshire' by E.M. Leather (1912)

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