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Cotswold Debut

A few weeks ago I went along to a practice with one of the local Cotswold sides, Blackheath Morris Men, and I can assure you all that they are, in fact, as mad as their website suggests.

Anyway they're dancing out tonight at Ashburnham Arms from around 8pm.

They've told me to bring an approximation to kit, so tonight may see my, albeit brief (given I've only ever been to 2 practices and therefore only know a grand total of 3 dances), Cotswold debut.

hmmm... need a Cotswold icon...

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westerling
30th Jul, 2009 15:45 (UTC)
They look like they'd be fun to dance with. What three dances have you learned? What tradition(s) do they dance?
hmmm_tea
31st Jul, 2009 09:02 (UTC)
They certainly appear to do Bampton, Upton, Adderbury, Fieldtown and Bleddington from what I gather. Whether they're hiding any others up their sleeves has yet to be seen.

They'd taught me a couple of Bampton dances plus the Upton Stick Dance, although last night I seem to have also ended up dancing a clapping dance from Adderbury (Shepherd's Hey I think) and shooting as well. There was also a mass Bonny Green Garters at the end (I'm fairly sure I've joined in with that when when Gogs or Wild Hunt have been out with Cotswold sides though).
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