Andrew Gaertner is a Morris dancer from Chippawa Falls, Wisconsin. In this opinion piece, originally published on Medium, he discusses issues of inclusivity and how his dancing community has worked to overcome them.
Newcomers to the world of traditional customs and rituals very quickly come face to face with beasts and hobby horses. In this article, we attempt to offer some explanation for the inexplicable.
Bampton Morris dancing is known worldwide for its extraordinary lineage. We chat to one of the tradition bearers and dig into the history.
Nell Leyshon talks about her new play, FOLK, her fascination with source singers, Louie Hooper and Lucy White, and the difficulties inherent in bringing Cecil Sharp to life on stage.