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Richard and I both enjoy folk music.  We grew up singing folk songs at school and then we met when we were members of a choir that often included folk songs in it’s programmes.  We also love watching folk dance, especially Morris dancing.  I published a post last year about Halesworth’s Day of Dance which you can see here.  This year we turned up to watch but were unable to get a programme so I can’t tell you the names of most of the groups we saw.  Richard made a few short videos of most of the groups and I have included some of these in this post.  The weather was better than last year – it was bright and mild and everyone appeared to be enjoying themselves.

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Pedant’s Revolt dancing outside The Angel

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The Hobby Horse from Golden Star Morris

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Golden Star Morris chatting with the musicians from Chelmsford Ladies Morris in the Market Place

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Some of the ladies from the belly dance group who were also taking part in the day of dance.

There was a trio of Mummers – Mad Moll and her husband Old Tom who had a visitation from the Devil.


Poor Old Tom is taken down to hell by the Devil but Mad Moll rescues him by using cunning and guile.

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The Ukulele Band from the University of the Third Age who played while everyone was having a break for lunch.

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We never discovered the name of this group of women dancers outside The White Hart.

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Oxblood Molly teaching the women’s team a new dance

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The drummer in this group has a crocodile head.

The last group I have included is another one of the few I know the name of.

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Chelmsford Morris Ladies side dancing in the Market Place

I hope you have enjoyed our Day of Dance.

Thanks for visiting!