Morris Dancing was always performed in the spring to encourage the crops to grow and the flocks to multiply. Each village tradition had it's own slightly different steps, movements and tunes and on the 1st of May you can still see some of these dances in their home villages at Bampton in the Bush, and Headington in Oxfordshire. The tunes have a tremendous earthiness and should be played with a good amount of lift to help the dancers in their leaping and of course, it wasn't only the stock that had to multiply and the day of dance would give the young bucks of the village plenty of opportunity to show off their talents.
No Longer Available
© 1996 - 2016 (DL2) Dalaric Ltd & The Yetties