Morris Dancers

#2
Most of em good lads who score very well with the tourist ladies and who, for the most part, can put away their fair share of scrumpy. Let em be I say, it's a tradition (albeit one that might be less than 100 years old) but it's a bit o fun and it's harmless. Unless you piss them off in a quiet Somerset village and they get the straw dolls out. Ooo er.
 
#3
Cnuts. Utter, total, worthless cnuts. If God meaat us to do Morris dancing, why did he invent disco, the bogle, the running man or breakdancing? I used to have a pub near Henley, had to run a days hospitality with catering for the Oxfordshire morris men-was initially glad to do it, wanted the business-a bigger bunch of freaks I've never met...I think it was when they expected me to build a bridge over the giant rain puddle between the pub and the train station my patience wore thin, I don't know if they expected me to whip out my trusty AVLB or something...they weren't even big drinkers or anything, just a very sad bunch of posh tw@@@@ts living in the middle ages!
 
#4
Bradstyley said:
Cnuts. Utter, total, worthless cnuts. If God meaat us to do Morris dancing, why did he invent disco, the bogle, the running man or breakdancing? I used to have a pub near Henley, had to run a days hospitality with catering for the Oxfordshire morris men-was initially glad to do it, wanted the business-a bigger bunch of freaks I've never met...I think it was when they expected me to build a bridge over the giant rain puddle between the pub and the train station my patience wore thin, I don't know if they expected me to whip out my trusty AVLB or something...they weren't even big drinkers or anything, just a very sad bunch of posh tw@@@@ts living in the middle ages!
And thats the other side of the story :lol: :lol:
 
#5
Howler said:
A glorious tradition, hailing back to a bygone age, participants revelling in connecting the past with the present. Cheering crowds, uniquely British, celebrating 600 years of Morris history.......


......or a bunch of cnuts

http://www.themorrisring.org/
British? Fcuking British? :omfg:

When was the last time you saw 'Welsh' morris dancers, let alone bloody Scots!

Morris dancing is for petticoat -wearing, shandy-drinking, ice and a slice ENGLISH poofters!

So please desist from speading this pox-ridden disease west and north to territories that don't give a damn about 1966 and football coming home!
 
#6
Howler said:
A glorious tradition, hailing back to a bygone age, participants revelling in connecting the past with the present. Cheering crowds, uniquely British, celebrating 600 years of Morris history.......


......or a bunch of cnuts

http://www.themorrisring.org/
ooer, could cause lots of complaints from our "POLYCHROME" brethren, the lot I saw on the video clip were "blacking up"!! Surely enough to bring down the wrath of "Trevor Phillips" & his racial equality team!
 
#7
I've heard it said the Morris Dance has Sir Oswald Mosley to thank for its survival. He saw that English Folk songs were being claimed by the Left and thought that he ought to do something about it...

Morris dancing is for petticoat -wearing, shandy-drinking, ice and a slice ENGLISH poofters!
I might hesitate to say that to some of the thugs from Victory Morris :lol:

Seeing that everyone seems so keen to get involved here is an easy dance to start with Victory Morris dance The Postman's Knock
 
#8
ex_colonial said:
Howler said:
A glorious tradition, hailing back to a bygone age, participants revelling in connecting the past with the present. Cheering crowds, uniquely British, celebrating 600 years of Morris history.......


......or a bunch of cnuts

http://www.themorrisring.org/
ooer, could cause lots of complaints from our "POLYCHROME" brethren, the lot I saw on the video clip were "blacking up"!! Surely enough to bring down the wrath of "Trevor Phillips" & his racial equality team!
Was the term "Morris" not actually derived from a form of religious celebration originally known as "Moorish", and brought to the British Isles from the region now known as Spain ( then Islamic and peopled by Moors!!!!) by itinerant immigrants?
Are there any true historians of this now harmless form of entertainment out there?
 
#9
Punch said:
ex_colonial said:
Howler said:
A glorious tradition, ............or a bunch of cnuts

http://www.themorrisring.org/
!
Was the term "Morris" not actually derived from a form of religious celebration originally known as "Moorish", and brought to the British Isles from the region now known as Spain ( then Islamic and peopled by Moors!!!!) by itinerant immigrants?
Are there any true historians of this now harmless form of entertainment out there?
I met a group of Morris Men who "blacked up" at a canal festival a few years ago.
I asked them about that and they said it was from "Moorish Dancers" that became corrupted into "Morris". They maintained that Mary, Queen of Scots' last words were "Please save my Moorish Dancers". I don't know how true that is though.

They were all f**king big cnuts and, Christ, could they drink? They started first thing in the AM and kept going all day. They kept their tankards on chains attached to themselves at all times. They had brought their own barrels of beer with them as well.

I have seen "folk" dance all over the world but would have to say that this lot were genuinely scary to watch. There was a a palpable aura of menace from them when they gave their performances

I believe the other origin of "blacking up" was from the Lancashire Clog Dancers who would "Black up" to avoid being identified by the local employers
 
#10
happybonzo said:
I met a group of Morris Men who "blacked up" at a canal festival a few years ago.
I asked them about that and they said it was from "Moorish Dancers" that became corrupted into "Morris". They amintained that Mary, Queen of Scots' last words were "Please save my Moorish Dancers". I don't know how true that is though.
Was it bo££ocks it was "Hope that axe is sh......." :x
 

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#11
StickyToffeePudding said:
Howler said:
A glorious tradition, hailing back to a bygone age, participants revelling in connecting the past with the present. Cheering crowds, uniquely British, celebrating 600 years of Morris history.......


......or a bunch of cnuts

http://www.themorrisring.org/
British? Fcuking British? :omfg:

When was the last time you saw 'Welsh' morris dancers, let alone bloody Scots!

Morris dancing is for petticoat -wearing, shandy-drinking, ice and a slice ENGLISH poofters!

So please desist from speading this pox-ridden disease west and north to territories that don't give a damn about 1966 and football coming home!
That's rich coming from a nation where the national dress is a skirt.
 
#12
StickyToffeePudding said:
Howler said:
A glorious tradition, hailing back to a bygone age, participants revelling in connecting the past with the present. Cheering crowds, uniquely British, celebrating 600 years of Morris history.......


......or a bunch of cnuts

http://www.themorrisring.org/
British? Fcuking British? :omfg:

When was the last time you saw 'Welsh' morris dancers, let alone bloody Scots!

Morris dancing is for petticoat -wearing, shandy-drinking, ice and a slice ENGLISH poofters!

So please desist from speading this pox-ridden disease west and north to territories that don't give a damn about 1966 and football coming home!
Ahem!
http://www.welshfolkdance.org.uk/grwpiau/dancers/ClogDancing.htm

Tosser!
 
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Kirkz

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#16
There's a bunch of the fu(kers in Boscastle Cornwall who look like a tribe of Catweasles & worzel Gumidge! All top hats and corn dollies!
I didn't hang around to watch them dance though 8O Cnuts :)
 
#17
B_AND_T said:
StickyToffeePudding said:
Howler said:
A glorious tradition, hailing back to a bygone age, participants revelling in connecting the past with the present. Cheering crowds, uniquely British, celebrating 600 years of Morris history.......


......or a bunch of cnuts

http://www.themorrisring.org/
British? Fcuking British? :omfg:

When was the last time you saw 'Welsh' morris dancers, let alone bloody Scots!

Morris dancing is for petticoat -wearing, shandy-drinking, ice and a slice ENGLISH poofters!

So please desist from speading this pox-ridden disease west and north to territories that don't give a damn about 1966 and football coming home!
That's rich coming from a nation where the national dress is a skirt.
Isn't YOUR working dress a skirt Doris? :)

Anyway, where the fcuk have you been lately? I do hope it was nothing trivial, otherwise I might have to think the only reason you were absent was a mild case of PMT. :lol:

Edited to add: Are young Morris dancers called Morris minors?
 
#19
Arte_et_Marte said:
mistersoft said:
Edited to add: Are young Morris dancers called Morris minors?
...and do they get a discount in Morrisons?
As long as they're not travellers.
 
#20
Howler said:
A glorious tradition, hailing back to a bygone age, participants revelling in connecting the past with the present. Cheering crowds, uniquely British, celebrating 600 years of Morris history.......


......or a bunch of cnuts

http://www.themorrisring.org/
8O Ah,an X morris man kicked out and now having his teddy thrown out the pram :lol:
Or is it a morris person????
 

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