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 →
Remember the 2000 film ‘O Brother Where Art Thou’? The soundtrack launched a resurgence of interest in American traditional and bluegrass music that continues to this day. The Coen brothers who made that film have now made another that looks …Continue reading →
A few weeks ago a group of us from Furness Tradition were fortunate to attend the finals of this year’s BBC Young Folk Awards at the Brewery in Kendal. There were 10 acts; all of them were exceptionally good, and …Continue reading →