Wednesday, 3 August 2011

Oss Oss Wee Oss - Morris dancing

This extract from Alan Lomax's powerful actuality film Oss Oss Wee Oss (1953) captures Padstow, Cornwall's 'sexy, savage' May Day rites of yore.

Oss Oss Wee Oss is available on the BFI's new DVD collection, Here's a Health to the Barley Mow: A century of folk customs and ancient rural games, a double-disc set of newly remastered poetic documentaries, long-unseen television reports and rare silent film footage, exploring the enduring folk traditions of Great Britain.

Here's a Health to The Barley Mow is available to order here:
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