The music in these minutes was traditionally performed by Morris dancers.

A Morris dance is a tradition form of English folk dance. Morris dancers usually wear bell pads on their shins and often carry sticks and handkerchiefs! They often have colourful waistcoats called ‘tatter jackets’ made up of different fabrics.

People have been performing Morris Dancing in Britain since at least the 15th century. Dances have been passed along the generations, particularly in rural villages.

Morris dancing continues today and is popular on May Day in places like Oxford.