The Southport Swords will be in Liverpool this Saturday 15th May for their annual Day of Dance with the following guest teams gathered from near and far:
Argarmeles Clog, Addlington Morris, Brigate Morris, Britannia Coconut Dancers, Clerical Error, The Earl of Stamford Morris, Heage Windmillers, Horwich Prize Medal Morris, Inclognito, Leeds Morris, Milltown Cloggies, Mucky Mountain Morris, Newburgh Morris P.R.A.T.S. Longsword, Rochdale Morris, Saddleworth Clog & Garland, Waters Green Morris, White Rose Morris, Yorkshire Chandelier.
Venues for the displays will be the Albert Dock, Liverpool One, Williamson Square and Church Street. Several teams of dancers will perform simultaneously at these venues between 10.30am and 4pm.
All the sides will gather together for a massed display from 4.30pm until about 6.00pm in Church Street.
The picture shows a sword lock. Long sword dances often conclude with the swords being arranged in such a lock, which is then held aloft.