Chris Deuchar's Morris Dancing Page
(Current update: Thursday, June 03, 2010)
The infamous Black Pig Border Morris perform dances from the English border
counties with Wales of Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. The
dancers usually perform with blackened faces and dark attire. The dances tend
to be simpler than those from the Cotswolds but danced in a wilder style.
Black Pig have their own web pages
They have now produced two CDs, 'Roll a Ferret for Jesus!' and 'Three Sheets to
the Wind' along with a DVD of their mummers play. Details are on the
I have my own
'alternative' Black Pig Border pages HERE!
details of the first CD here
and also the
Bumper Book of Bow Locks here
and personal tributes to Pigs who are no longer with us
AND FOR 2010 the debut of
the rock band!
The famous (well, since 1968!) Dolphin Morris Men of Nottingham, celebrated
their fortieth birthday in 2008. This makes them one of the oldest of the
'revival' style sides in the Nottingham/East Midlands area. The dances they
perform come mostly
from the Cotswold region of England and are predominantly performed by men
wearing white clothing with ribbons, bells and generally colourful attributes.
I danced with them from approx 1981 to 2001. Previously I was a founder member
of the now defunct Carlton Morris Men (1972-76) and an occasional member of the
also defunct Clifton Grove Morris Men from 1975-78.
Dolphin MM have their own web pages
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