Australian group performing and promoting mediaeval dance forms.
Jennifer Cutting, Folklife Specialist at the Library of Congress, describes (on Quicktime video) and displays some of the folk traditions surrounding May Day (May 1) and the spring season in Britain and the United States.
Australian Morris Ring web site
Another wonderful resource exists in some home video taping done by Leon Arundell of Downer, ACT.
I am encouraging Leon to place these videos in an appropriate repository.
Brandragon North-West Morris
Britannia Morris Men (Cotswold)
Molonglo Mayhem Border Morris
Adelaide Morris Men (Cotswold)
Index shows hours & approximate minutes. Dance names and (tune names in brackets) are shown, where the names are known.
0:23 Molonglo – Ryknild Rabble (Paddy McGinty’s Goat)
0:38 Brandragon – Black Adder
0:44 Molonglo – Double Trouble (Keel Row)
0:47 Molonglo – Yew Tree (The Trumpet Hornpipe)
0:52 Molonglo – Monty’s Revenge (Jenny Lind)
0:55 Molonglo – Dilwyn (Not for Joe)
0:58 Molonglo & Adelaide – Upton-upon-Severn Stick Dance
SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT THE GEORGE HARCOURT INN
1:21 Adelaide – (Oh Dear Mother What a Fool I be)
1:24 Britannia – (Old Mother Harvey)
1:28 Britannia theme song
Note: most copies stop at around 1 hour 30 minutes (the length of the Video 8 master tape). I can copy the remaining dances if there’s a particularly good reason, but it will be a hassle.
1:36 Glorishears/mixed women’s side
1:39 Mixed men’s side
1:43 Mixed men’s side including Steve Rowley
1:47 Molonglo – Dilwyn (Not for Joe)
The quality of the remaining recordings is not so good.
1:51 Adelaide, busking
1:52 Adelaide, busking
1:55 Molonglo at the George Harcourt – Cheshire Rounds (Stop the Cavalry)
1:57 Molonglo at the George Harcourt – Double Trouble (Keel Row)
2:00 Molonglo in practice at the Shakespeare Hall in Braddon – Cheshire
Rounds (Stop the Cavalry)
2:02 Molonglo in practice – Jenny Pluck Pears
2:05 Molonglo at the massed morris – Jenny Pluck Pears
2:08 Molonglo in practice – Monty’s Revenge (Jenny Lind)