Folk Plays - January 2004 - Monkseaton Morris Men
Monkseaton Morris Men perform on New Years Day 2004 at 12:00 noon outside the Ship Inn, Monkseaton, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, England.
The performance is the Ampleforth Longsword Dance from North Yorkshire, which includes a mummers' play. In the play, the musician, symbolising the old year is "killed" off by the dancing soldiers and then brought back to life by the Clown.
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