26 December 2007

Headington Quarry Morris Dance – Boxing Day 2007

Headington Quarry Morris Dance

Headington Quarry Morris Dance

The conclusion to an excellent rapper sword dance outside The Masons Arms. This annual event can be traced back to Cecil Sharp’s famous encounter with William Kimber on Boxing Day 1899. There is a picture by Henry Taunt of the same dancers’ group, from 1899.

Update: video available here.

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