Britannia Coco-nut Dancers

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Britannia Coco-nut Dancers of Bacup, Lancashire.

Bacup is a small Pennine Town situated between Rochdale and Burnley. On Easter Saturday the "Nutters" dance their way through the streets following a route that sees them visiting all the town's boundaries. The dancers are accompanied by members of Stacksteads Silver Band. Seven dances are performed in total: five Garland Dances, simply known as numbers 1 to 5, and two Nut Dances 'Thowd Cash' and the 'Figures'.

Britannia Coco-nut Dancers of Bacup official website

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