Blog by Black Pig Border
Tuesday January 7 2014, 4:45 PM
The second CD from the Black Pig Border Morris musicians. Three Sheets to the Wind was over a year in the making and is now released. Nineteen tracks that include traditional folk/morris tunes, burlesque, classical, irreverences, soundscapes and...
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Tuesday January 7 2014, 4:00 PM
A Mummers Play is an English folk drama based upon the fight between good and evil. One of the protagonists is killed off by the other and is then revived by a magical doctor. Various other characters appear during the course of the play - the...
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Tuesday January 7 2014, 4:00 PM
Face and body paints have been used from the earliest times, and for a variety of reasons - to enhance beauty, increase fear in the beholder or ward off evil spirits. Face painting is closely linked with masks : both create a disguise and a sense...
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Tuesday January 7 2014, 4:00 PM
From our original costume of Flat Caps, Black Trousers, Black Tattered waistcoats and pink shirts, our kit has evolved into the multi-coloured garb that we wear today. Although our basic kit is predominantly black (Black T-shirts and Trousers) we...
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Tuesday January 7 2014, 4:00 PM
As far as is known, Border Morris Dancing originates from the English/Welsh borders of Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Border Morris was usually done during the winter months where the dancers performed vigorously using sticks and...
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