Mooted Demise Of Morris Much Maligned

Lindsey
By Lindsey Last edited 109 months ago
Mooted Demise Of Morris Much Maligned

esperancemorris.jpg Cos the Hammersmith Morris Men are alright. Not for them, threats of extinction and waning popularity of the shaken hanky or strucken stick. The West London folksters celebrate their 50th anniversary this summer, boasting a robust troupe of 20, with up to 250 alumni returning to the fray for a jolly old knees and bells up in July. Male to a man though, Hammersmith sticks to the single sex tradition although they claim a "sister" team, the New Esperance Morris Team. The capering ladies pose the question "is Morris dancing the folk equivalent of pole dancing?" but regrettably, fail to answer it. Frankly, it's not sexy, is it, but dammit we're tempted to go stick chucking for a pert bottom. Long live the Morris(ette). (Image / Misty)

Last Updated 12 January 2009