Video & Gallery: Molly dancing

PUBLISHED: 16:40 26 January 2009 | UPDATED: 10:43 04 May 2010


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MOLLY Dancers from across the region gathered together in Ely at the weekend to take part in a vibrant day of music and dance. Over 170 dancers arrived in the morning at The Cutter Inn in Ely, all bedecked in the brightest and most outlandish costumes po

MOLLY Dancers from across the region gathered together in Ely at the weekend to take part in a vibrant day of music and dance.

Over 170 dancers arrived in the morning at The Cutter Inn in Ely, all bedecked in the brightest and most outlandish costumes possible ready for a day of festivity.

After a few hours spent debuting their new routines by the river, the dancers moved onto The Plough Inn in Little Downham, to pay homage to the village where Molly Dancing has been recorded since the 1930s.

One of the festival's organisers Gordon Phillips, was thrilled with the turnout, "It was a really great get-together on the day especially as so many dancers turned out, he said

"This is our largest get-together of the year and it was nice to see a number of young dancers taking part also, everyone was happy to dance all day to mark the occasion."

The day ended with a visit to the Lazy Otter Pub in Stretham, another site the dance has long been associated with, where the revellers mustered a few more dances each before bringing the day to a close.

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