'Pig's Brawl' by Dark Horse Morris, 2016
The first of three Dark Horse Morris recordings (the others are included on this map).
I was walking back to my car after recording the Maldon Hunt and noticed a man dressed in Morris attire. So naturally, I followed him, and he ended up on The Hythe to join a lot of other Morris Dancers gathered there. I asked what was happening, and they said that every year they perform on New Year’s Day and were just about to start. So I set up my recording equipment (which I was already carrying) and recorded three dances, of which this, ‘Pig’s Brawl’, is the first. It is danced to a tune of the same name composed by Ian Wilson of Coventry based folk dance band Peeping Tom.
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