Category Archives: England

From Papa Stor to Grenoside: A Gathering of Britain’s Traditional Sword Dance Groups

After spending a few extra days in Padstow after the May Day celebrations, I took the train to London (playing banjo and trading songs with a fellow on the train), where I stayed in a rather unfortunate hostel. Luckily, I … Continue reading

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Oss Oss! Wee Oss! May Day in Padstow

As I have fallen behind again, it is time for that lovely invention: The Slideshow Post! This one was not on sword dancing, but I have always dreamed of going to Padstow for May Day, and I had a few … Continue reading

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Sword Dancing in England: The Readers Digest Version

Ok, I’m months behind, but it’s been busy! I’m going to just do a summary of my England Sword Dancing Adventures! and then move on to the present (at the moment, Spain again!) The first few days in the UK … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving From the Watson Fellowship

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I just got this lovely email from my contacts at the Watson Fellowship, which made me quite happy: Dear Jeremy, Thanksgiving approaches here in the USA, kicking off the holiday season. For you this Thanksgiving will be … Continue reading

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In the News: Jeremy Carter-Gordon Visits High Spen

Jeremy Carter-Gordon visits High Spen Jeremy, who describes himself as an ethnochoreologist, hails from Boston, Massachusetts in the USA.   He is a graduate of Bard College, NY where he majored in traditional dance.   He is currently in receipt of a … Continue reading

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