THE WINKLEIGH MORRIS COLLECTION
Original & adapted Border & Cotswold Morris from the foreman of Winkleigh Morris. A4 comb-bound format. Full instructions and music. Also, a mummer's play based on the local Franken's Night legend. First edition no longer available.
This second edition contained several new dances and changes to some dances published in the first edition. There are also sequels to the original Franken's Night play. Second edition has also sold out.
The third edition contains some more new dances but a few dances that appeared in earlier editions have been removed.
3rd Edition is now available £4.50 (+ £1 p&p)
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BORDERING ON MORRIS Original dances in Border or Cotswold style
The Ploughboy Processional
Even number (4 +)
2 short sticks
Ty Coch Caerdydd
Bonny So Blue
Even number (4 +)
2 short sticks
Speed The Plough
Jolly Roger 4 person long stick Morning Star 6 person long stick Froghopper 6 person long stick Old Woman of Winkleigh 6 person handkerchief King's Arms 6 person long stick
‘ALMOST IN THE TRADITION’ Dances constructed or adapted from existing traditions
The Maid & The Miller Badby 6 person handkerchief The Foggy Dew Badby 6 person handkerchief The Innocent Hare Badby 6 person long stick Balance The Straws Badby 6 person long stick Jockey to the Fair Badby 6 person long stick The Furze Field Bampton 6 person handkerchief The Myrtle Tree Bampton 6 person handkerchief The Lively Jig Ilmington 4 person handkerchief & short stick Dancing Days Lichfield 8 person handkerchief Constant Billy Boy Stanton Harcourt 6 person handkerchief & clapping Nutting Girl Stanton Harcourt 6 person handkerchief & long stick Princess Royal Stanton Harcourt 3 or 6 person handkerchief Old Mother Oxford Steeple Claydon 6 person short stick Saturday Night Bucknell 8,12,16 etc handkerchief Brimfield Brimfield 8 person short stick Upton Snodsbury Upton Snodsbury 3, 6, 9 etc long stick
Notation & music for the following dances which were removed from the third edition is available on request:
The Curly Headed Ploughboy, The Month of May, Portsmouth
Several new dances have appeared in our repertoire since the 3rd edition was published. These include
Clifton Silsbury The Hedgehog Susie Go Lightly The Seven Stars Jean's Sleeves Bixstix. The Ploughboy (revamped in Lichfield style from original composed dance) Jockey To The Pharoah The Clover, Devon Marches (processional/coming on)
In due course links to on-line notation of these dances will appear. The dances are available for any team to use, but acknowledgement of source would be appreciated. Musical notation in conventional format and in abc format is available, and will also be made available on-line.
THE FRANKEN’S NIGHT PLAYS*
The legend tells of a character called Franken (Franklin, Franklyn), possibly a a brewer from Exeter, who made a pact with the Devil to send late frost in May to kill off the apple blossom and put the Cider Makers out of business. Frosts around the 17th. of May are known in Devon as Franken Nights. Elsewhere, St Dunstan is blamed for tinkering in a similar way with the weather. Winkleigh has a strong tradition of cider making, formerly with Inch's Cider, and now the Winkleigh Cider Company.
*New or substantially amended since 1st edition