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I think these are instruments, judging by the squeezebox thing the second man has...Anyone have a guess? The Museum Of British Folklore

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Morris dancing unicorn, which is one version of the mythical and mysterious Beast! Traditionally, this would have been a Hobbyhorse, but now it is just as likely to be a Dragon or a Unicorn. Be assured all morris Beasts are friendly and just love doing what Beasts do best: tormenting and teasing the audience, especially children. Additionally, they like sunbathing, riding bicycles, drinking beer, and eating - eating money of course, coins of the realm.

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"Merrie England": Tim Walker Shoots English Folk Culture for Vogue UK July 2011. Castleton Garland Day: As the reigning king of the Castleton Garland, Jon Haddock is adorned with a bell-shaped bouquet of wild flowers. The 30kg garland is carried from pub to pub, in the company of a queen, a silver brass band and morris dancer girls before being hoisted to the top of the church tower.

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"Merrie England": Tim Walker Shoots English Folk Culture for Vogue UK July 2011. Eastbourne based Hunters Moon dance the wilder, louder, more boisterous of the morris configurations of the Welsh Borders. Their disguise recalls the tradition of "hiding" from the establishment.

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Abbots Bromley Horn Dance - The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance is an English folk dance involving reindeer antlers and a hobby horse that takes place each year in Abbots Bromley, Staffordshire, England.

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~ Morris Dancers ~ dancing by the sea in Cowes ~ the British keep their traditions alive ~ I admire the pride that unites their country ~

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