It might not have been quite at the tempo of Martha and the Vandellas – but last night there was literally ‘dancing in the streets’ in Penarth .
Outside the Golden Lion pub in Glebe St a group of Morris Dancers performed, amongst other numbers, a dangerous looking “Upton stick dance”- derived from the Morris Dancers of Upton on Severn.
They strutted their stuff to the accompaniment of an accordion and a lively renderings of some traditional country ditties.
The dancers – all members of Cardiff Morris (Morys Caerdydd) – performed outside the The Albion pub in Glebe St before wending their way to the Golden Lion further up the road to perform just as darkness fell at 21:00.
Local motorists perhaps didn’t realise that the ancient tradition of Morris Dancing on the streets predates the motor car by several centuries and that under the law , as pedestrians, Morris dancers always have the automatic right of way.
Last night’s performances in Glebe St had been almost a year in the planning and were well received by local residents and by the customers of both the Golden Lion and the Albion.