They are a jolly lot,
These men of dancing folk,
`Tis a history that goes way back,
Though no ones sure when,
But enjoy one of the oldest traditions,
These jolly men do joke!
These Rutland Morris Men have been going a fair few years and it brought many a smile to quiet(ish) part of Edith Weston, Rutland and the very damned good Wheatsheaf Inn, where food is good value and drink with entertainment exceptional!
The traditional costumes that now adorns most Morris Men was only brought in at the turn of the 19th century with the bells on the legs added later, before that, The Morris Men didn`t exist as we know them today, they were known by another name and their attire was somewhat different, though there dancing may not have differed all that much, and traditionally, dancing round the maypole was very evident.
But enjoy there jolly dance and the ringing of the bells, for many a tradition to uphold is what we like, so come on lads, give us a ring of those bells and a clattering of the sticks, put down yer pint and dance the night away!!
A good night was had by all on a warm summers evening!