Longsword

Longsword

This hilt-and-point sword dance has been recorded mainly in Yorkshire. It is related to the rapper sword dance of Northumberland and Durham, but the character is fundamentally different as rigid metal or wooden swords are used, rather than the flexible spring steel rappers used by its northern relation.

Winners of the 2017 SDU longsword competition

Named Dance: Sallyport – Poppleton

Traditional: Redcar Sword Dancers – Greatham

Written Dance: Redcar Sword Dancers – Eston and California

Does anyone have a You Tube (or other) video link for this, please?