Monday, July 01, 2013
Political correctness with bells on
Just another Market Harborough street scene, you will say, but there is a point of interest here.
On St George's Day last year I posted a video of Border morris dancers - "from the English-Welsh border: a simpler, looser, more vigorous style" - at Clun and discussed where their traditional blackened faces came from.
Another Border morris side was in town on Saturday and I noticed that its members had got around this ticklish debate by painting their faces blue - think Avatar or a bunch of Smurfs with a love of accordion music.
Political correctness gone mad? No, but it may be political correctness with bells on.