Goathland Plough Stots

Goathland Plough Stots are one of only 5 traditional Longsword teams left in the British Isles, they date back to the 1700's, their dance routine consists of 5 round dances with 6 dancers and one dance "No Man's Jig" that requires 8 dancers. They started a female side 5 years ago and now have 5 teams and 20 musicians ranging from 6 year olds to retired personnel. The Pink & Blue tunics were to placate the political parties of the time, the Whigs & Tories, and the red stripe on the trousers is to commemorate the Crimean War (1853-1856). They maintain the tradition of "The Blessing of the Plough" church service (Sunday after Epiphany) and Day of Dance the following Saturday where they dance outside every house in the village.

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