Morris dancers are a mainstay of the festival and relate directly to the origins of the festival as a traditional English dance festival. Their colourful presence dancing out around the town and on the seafront provide one of the iconic soundscapes of the festival – bells! There are lots of different styles and many of the costumes have sound historical reasons for how they look.
Morris sides also help raise funds for Folk Week – please put some money in their tins when you see them dance – it all goes towards the next festival.
If you are a member of a Morris side and want to be involved with Folk Week, get in touch for more information. Please go to the Get Involved page and click on Dancing Sides.