Old Glory Molly trip to Kent on video
Old Glory's recent trip to Kent was captured on film by a Brighton based young film maker, Conan Roberts of Unfolding Films. Filmed on a very cold day at the end of November in the harbour and on the beach at Whitstable, Kent. The film conveys, in a few quick frames, some of the essential magic, mystery, energy and power of the Molly and is enhanced with a voice-over by one of the dancers.
If you like this one another film by the company with a flavour of the Morris called "Modern Nature - Nature" may also interest you. If you can identify any of the sides involved please let me know so that I can give them a credit. I suspect that some of the sides may be from the Brighton area where Unfolding Films are based.
The film maker, Conan Roberts, has expressed an interest in filming a wide variety of Morris traditions, events and performances, so it may be worth contacting him through their website (see above) if you have something which may be of interest. I've already suggested that he might like to visit Thaxted in June.
Dave Evans, Mardles Morris Correspondent
8th January 2020