Horn Dance Photograph by Sir John Benjamin Stone (1838-1914), c. 1900. This image depicts the dancers of the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, an English folk dance which dates back to the Middle Ages. The dance takes place each year in Abbots Bromley, a village in Staffordshire, England. The modern version of the dance involves reindeer antlers, a hobby horse and a Fool or Jester.
The Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, performed early in September.
After collecting the horns from the church at eight o'clock in the morning, the Horn Dancers comprising six Deer-men, a Fool, Hobby Horse, Bowman and Maid Marian, perform their dance to music provided by a melodian player at locations throughout the village and its surrounding farms and pubs. A walk of about 10 miles (or 16 kilometres).
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Abbots Bromley Horn Dance. The original medieval hobby horse, photographed in the mid-1970s. It has since been replaced by a more realistic carving