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    Full title reads: "Midsummer Dance Festival of the pre-Christian Era by Madame Bannard Cogley and her friends".

    Ireland (exact location unknown).

    M/S of group of men and women in Roman-style togas and tunics doing square dancing on a lawn. C/U of two men in tunics; one plays violin, other plays bagpipe type instrument. M/S of the piper leading a procession across the lawn. The women hold branches of trees, some of the men are dressed as warriors with spears and helmets. A man in a white robe - a druid? - presents crown and sceptre to one of the warriors. The women dance around them in a circle. The group then all skip off in to nearby woodland. Quirky re-enactment of druidic ceremony, sanitised for twentieth century toffs!

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    Archive
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    19/08/1926
    Sound:
    Silent
    Media URN:
    26060
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Film ID:
    544.17
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:43:51:00 / 01:45:38:00
    Canister:
    G 1321
    Sort Number:
    G 1321
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    Sport & Leisure
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    Irish dancing and festivals Dancing Woodlands
  • Stills

    0:01 0:02 0:03 0:04

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