The future of Bacup’s traditional Easter folk dance has been secured following crunch talks with council bosses. Britannia Coconut Dancers originally received an ‘ultimatum’ to pay £4,000 for traffic management or cancel their famous procession. The dance troupe said Lancashire …Continue reading →
As you probably know, Pete Seeger died on 27th of January aged 94. There have been many tributes to him, most of them more eloquent than anything I can say, so may I share their sentiments and express our sympathy …Continue reading →
I recently came across a hilarious video of spoof Morris side the Bo Diddlers.
The Bo Diddlers were formed to gently poke fun at the old Cotswold tradition. The side has appeared at quite a few festivals since they were formed in 2008 for the Brighton Fringe festival. They are made up of some of the countries top contemporary dancers and members have variously performed with companies and choreographers including Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures, Complicite, London Contemporary Dance Theatre, Lindsay Kemp, Mark Morris,The Royal Ballet, Will Tuckett, Protein Dance among many others.
Leyland’s well-known Stone the Crows morris dancers – who danced at the 2012 Furness Tradition Festival – are sending out a desperate appeal for coppiced hazel after they keep breaking the sticks they traditionally clash together while dancing. Founder member …Continue reading →
Here are the latest developments in the County Council vs Britannia Coconutters battle, previously reported earlier in the year. Members of Britannia Coconutters, dressed in turbans, red and white kilts, clogs and blackened faces, perform 12 hours of dances at …Continue reading →