Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Ruby Tuesday 2/9: Clog Dancers

This is a ladies team of Morris Dancers from the north west of England who specialise in Clog dancing. This traditional form of dancing originated in the cotton mills of the north in the 19th century and is continued by teams of Morris Dancers throughout the country who perform at festivals and events through the summer months. The information leaflet for this team (or side to use the correct term) is HERE.

Why not join in and post a Ruby Tuesday picture yourself, the rules are simple. Just post a picture with red in it, but it must be one of your own and it can be of anything you like. For more details hop over to The Teach at Work of the Poet and check out the blogroll.

I will be going to the Belbroughton Scarecrow festival in a few weeks where there will be Morris Dancers performing and will post some pictures of the scarecrows which are always amusing. I have included a picture of some I took the last time I went. It's always great fun as there are dancers, bands, fairground organs & amusements as well as the scarecrows, which are everywhere.

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Mojo said...

Clog dancing is popular in this part of the Colonies as well. No doubt brought here by settlers from across the pond. Nicely done!

Ivanhoe said...

I love those ruby red shoes :o) It must be fun to watch (and listen). Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Yen said...

I like that first shot! Very cool shoes! Mine is HERE if you have a time! Thanks!

Dianne said...

the photo of the clogs is great! so much detail

and I love scarecrows, have fun!!

Raven said...

I love clog dancing. I don't really know why, but I just like the way it looks. The photo of the clogs is just wonderful.