Something a bit different is coming to Marlow this Summer… we are being visited by a number of Morris Dancing groups for a special day long event.
Morris Dancing is a form of traditional English Folk Dance, and most people’s image of this is the type of dance involving (usually) men dancing around waving hankies and hitting sticks.
This is, however, just one form – and we are being visited by a selection of groups including 3 “Border”, 1 “Northwest” and one “Appalachian” – which is not Morris dancing at all in fact, but “step clogging” to traditional American folk music.
If you in Marlow for the day, then you’ll find it hard to miss the action since there are performances from 11am to 4pm at various locations as follows:
The schedule for the day is – Marlow July 17th
- 11am Higginson Park – massed Morris Dancing
- 12pm- 4pm – The 2 Brewers, St Peter St – Morris and Appalachian dancing
- 12pm to 3pm – Morris dancing at The Chequers, High St and The George and Dragon, The Causeway
Incidentally, there is a Morris dance called “Rigs o’Marlow”… So is this a case of Morris Dancing “coming home”?!