Exotic England: Tour By Bus

The handbook of Morris Dances by Lionel Bacon is practically a bible for morris dancers, and in my time has settled numourous disputes and disagreements on style, stepping and figures.

The book lists the traditions of the dances collected by Cecil Sharp and presents them alphabetically, by the names of the places where they were recorded. The dances have come to have been known by these placenames.

I am also especially fond of the dance notation that Mr Bacon employs. It is an improvement on Cecil Sharp's and has a humour all of its own.

Here is a googlemap of these villages should anyone wish to drive through them all.

View Cotswold Morris Villages by Destination in a larger map

Click here to view the finished painting