Monday, June 11, 2007

The Morris Men

Six or eight groups of Morris Dancers from all over the northeast (Binghamton, Boston, NYC, and more) converge on NW Connecticut every June - each troupe performs all day at various venues, then they all converge in Falls Village (CT's smallest town, way smaller than Sharon, and a VERY cool artsy place!! I'd live there if I didn't already live here) for a big show and friendly competition, complete with passing the hat for beer money, just as Morris dancers have been doing since at least the 1400's. It was pouring rain, on and off, all evening, so they were all drenched, I'm sure, but it didn't quench their spirit! Lots more pics at my Picasa Web Album.


Anonymous Curly said...

Quintessentially English Morris Dancers in North America, this is surreal!

Nice picture though Jenny!

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7:02 PM  
Blogger Sally said...

...and in the tradition of Morris dancers, it shouldn't quench their thirst (for beer), either!

7:27 PM  
Blogger lv2scpbk said...

They look like they're having fun.

8:48 PM  
Blogger Carol E. said...

Great photos! I loved all of them at Picasa, too. Looks like loads of fun.

9:31 PM  
Blogger RUTH said...

Must agree with Curly...so English! Loos like there had been some rain..glad it didn't spoil the fun. Will pop over and have a look at Picasa.

3:19 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

Did the Morris dancers all wave handkerchiefs? That's my main memory of them from when I was in England. :-)

7:56 AM  

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