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pjk49
Post subject: Barmy Army Morris Dancers?
PostPosted: 10:28 on 8th Dec 2012

Joined: 10:21 on 8th Dec 2012
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After spending many years Morris Dancing, and now being a convert to Cricket, I think there is a measure of 'Englishness' mssing from the Test Match etc atmosphere.
Not wishing to detract from BA songs, musical input and fancy dress, I think a Morris costume would compliment these elements, along with dance displays at various venues, both home and abroad.

regards,

pjk49
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: Barmy Army Morris Dancers?
PostPosted: 21:17 on 8th Dec 2012

Joined: 09:14 on 23rd Apr 2008
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pjk49 Wrote:
After spending many years Morris Dancing, and now being a convert to Cricket, I think there is a measure of 'Englishness' mssing from the Test Match etc atmosphere.
Not wishing to detract from BA songs, musical input and fancy dress, I think a Morris costume would compliment these elements, along with dance displays at various venues, both home and abroad.

regards,

pjk49


I doubt the fun police would allow you in with those wooden stick things that morris dancers bash together. Go for it though!
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pjk49
Post subject: Re: Barmy Army Morris Dancers?
PostPosted: 11:14 on 9th Dec 2012

Joined: 10:21 on 8th Dec 2012
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Harvey,
Thanks for this reply. I still think the idea has some mileage in it.
Norman Knights carry swords into grounds, if I'm correct?.
Sticks used in dancing could look somewhat like stumps.
I have other ideas about costume etc that would be in keeping with the cricket theme....
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lanesra
Post subject: Re: Barmy Army Morris Dancers?
PostPosted: 02:09 on 10th Dec 2012

Joined: 13:50 on 5th Jul 2012
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pjk49 Wrote:
Harvey,
Thanks for this reply. I still think the idea has some mileage in it.
Norman Knights carry swords into grounds, if I'm correct?.
Sticks used in dancing could look somewhat like stumps.
I have other ideas about costume etc that would be in keeping with the cricket theme....


I did see a couple of guys in full Morris men outfits in Melbourne for the boxing day test...Completely threw the convicts...
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whiteensign
Post subject: Re: Barmy Army Morris Dancers?
PostPosted: 19:49 on 14th Dec 2012

Joined: 22:13 on 23rd Apr 2008
Posts: 1268
Location: Redditch/Sydney
pjk49 Wrote:
After spending many years Morris Dancing, and now being a convert to Cricket, I think there is a measure of 'Englishness' mssing from the Test Match etc atmosphere.
Not wishing to detract from BA songs, musical input and fancy dress, I think a Morris costume would compliment these elements, along with dance displays at various venues, both home and abroad.

regards,

pjk49


Racist ;)
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pjk49
Post subject: Re: Barmy Army Morris Dancers?
PostPosted: 09:46 on 15th Dec 2012

Joined: 10:21 on 8th Dec 2012
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why? Please explain.
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: Barmy Army Morris Dancers?
PostPosted: 12:17 on 15th Dec 2012

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
Posts: 2152
Location: Preston UK
I think the wink is fairly important PJK, it implies that he's not being totally serious. :?
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wickets
Post subject: Re: Barmy Army Morris Dancers?
PostPosted: 21:59 on 7th Jan 2013

Joined: 22:49 on 30th Apr 2008
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Location: Swindon
blueandy1mac Wrote:
I think the wink is fairly important PJK, it implies that he's not being totally serious. :?


And he's an Aussie.

Again, not serious.....much love Neil. XXX

On a slightly more serious note....good luck with your plans....I'm going to think that it may not go as well as you would like.
We had some Morris Dancers doing a Mumming play in our local just before Xmas....let's just say that the pub was laughing at them rather than with them.
Factor in a couple of hundred pissed up cricket fans and I think you can see where I'm going with that.
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pjk49
Post subject: Re: Barmy Army Morris Dancers?
PostPosted: 18:00 on 23rd Jan 2013

Joined: 10:21 on 8th Dec 2012
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Morris Dancers doing Mummers Plays is always questionable and should not necessarily be encouraged.

Biggest problem with the main idea is logistics - getting enough people together that have a sense of timing/rhythm/knowing left from right (at all times) and commitment etc.....then there's the music - fiddles/accordians. With greatest respect to the single trumpet, that would not suffice. However, a brewers dray collective of suitably oiled crickets fans could provide mouth music?.....

:)
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