As promised in my last post, here’s a shot of the Flagcrackers – a traditional folk dance troop (think morris dancers) from North Yorkshire.

Although this type of dancing goes back a long way, the Flagcrackers were established over 20 years ago. Since then they have danced at events everywhere from Eire to Belgium and from Orkney to Kent.

The photographers on the Leeds Flickr day out lucked out as we didn’t know there was going to be a collection of these folk dancing troops in Knaresborough on the day we visited. Check out the Flickr discussion to see other’s shots from the day, including more of the Flagcrackers and some of the other folk dancing troops there.