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Hunters Moon Morris | Live from the Royal Oak & Castle

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Live from the Royal Oak & Castle

by Hunters Moon Morris

The stunning Hunters Moon Morris, present their first CD, recorded live to enable you to enjoy full on Border Morris. Experience the bashing of sticks, swirling of tatter coats, bells, shouts and musical exuberance.
Genre: Folk: British Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. John Barleycorn (Live)
4:02 $0.99
2. Round the Wrekin (Live)
3:17 $0.99
3. The Tannerman (Live)
3:17 $0.99
4. Bodmin Rising (Live)
2:51 $0.99
5. Jewish Wedding (Live)
3:10 $0.99
6. Three Jolly Black Sheepskins (Live)
4:02 $0.99
7. Rickyard (Live)
2:39 $0.99
8. Go Mauve (Live)
2:43 $0.99
9. Down the Road (Live)
3:04 $0.99
10. Moon over West Rise (Live)
2:39 $0.99
11. Good Stuff (Live)
1:23 $0.99
12. King of the Faeries (Live)
2:46 $0.99
13. The Craven Stomp (Live)
3:29 $0.99
14. Wassail (Live)
2:11 $0.99
15. King of the Faeries (Fairport Mix) [Live]
2:42 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Hunters Moon are a Morris Side from Eastbourne, who dance in the 'Border' tradition; wearing black and silver tatter coats and blackened faces. We perform dances in the style traditional to the Counties of Worcestershire, Shropshire and Herefordshire. We first performed in spring 2002.

Hunters Moon has aeons of experience in dance and music, but perhaps most importantly, all members have a love of folk tradition and values.
We are lucky enough that one of our members is married to a producer and Sound Engineer!

We decided to turn the exuberant "Stands" into a live album.
Below is a brief explanation of the Border Morris Tradition:

The origin of the 'Border' style 'tatter' costumes and the blackened faces of the dancers is obscure. Attempts have been made to explain the traditional black faces by equating Morris with 'Moorish' (African) dances from the Middle Ages. Current thinking holds that it was more likely to have been a form of disguise as the activities of Morris dancers and Mummers were generally frowned upon by the rural clergy and squirearchy.
Border Morris was largely ignored by Edwardian folk-dance collectors who considered it a less highly developed form of dancing than its’ better known cousin, the 'Cotswold' Morris. The style has had a resurgence in recent years, as modern audiences tend to enjoy the raucousness and wild appearance of the dancers.





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