St George's Day, Birmingham

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St George's Day Celebrations, Birmingham

In Victoria Square and Chamberlain Square, on Saturday 24 April there was a celebration of St George's Day.

Morris dancer, Victoria Square

Morris dancers & interviewer, Victoria Square

St George & the dragon

We were in Victoria Square first where we looked at the stalls and saw some of the Morris men being interviewed by local radio.

In Chamberlain Square there was the, very small, Saxon village and "warrior training" and Morris dancing.

Saxon warriors, Chamberlain Square

Saxon village, harp player

In Victoria square there were some of the stalls (the rest were down New Street) and the main stage. First we had some good patriotic tunes from the Sovereign Brass Band:

 

Cousin Margaret & mom, lunch Chamberlain Sq

Joanne Malin compare

We then had lunch opposite the library.

Then went to watch and listen to the folk-pop music on the main stage, presented by the cute Joanne Malin.

Here are the videos, first of Hannah and Sam - Hannah doing some neat clog dancing.

Hannah and Sam video

Then the Demon Barber Road-show who are rather fantastic. The first video is some good folk music, then more of the girls clog dancing.

If you think you've seen Morris dancing, watch this!

All photos and videos © 2010 Derek J. Carr

 

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