|New dance ?||no|
|Origin||Colne Royal Morris Dancers (see note below)|
|Size of set||8|
|Hands||Sticks held at one end|
|New Rigged Ship|
|References||The Royal Morris of Colne prepared by Julian Pilling for Colne Royal Morris Men 1971|
|Other Notes||The Colne dance was collected from former members of the early 20c traditional team, Colne Royal Morris Dancers, by Julian Pilling in the early 1960s when he was a member of Manchester Morris Men. The dance known as Colne is the version he taught at that time.
In 1967 Julian revived the Colne Royal Morris Men and the version of the dance that they performed following further research is different in several respects. It has additional figures, different stepping in the Step and Turn Chorus and at one point changes rhythm and uses the cross polka step. It is commonly referred to as Colne Royal to differentiate it from the more commonly danced Colne.
More recently some teams have incorporated the Colne Royal chorus stepping into this version.
Colne also attributed to Garry & Tom Stringfellow.
Some teams dance with 6
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