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 would like your side to be involved with Folk Week, please get in touch by email to firstname.lastname@example.org for information and forms. Please put Folk Week in your diaries, Keep Safe!
We are really pleased to say that the following Dance sides have said they will be here in August this year:
Annimation – North West Clog Tradition – www.annimationclog.co.uk
Bower Street – Bledington Tradition-
Hartley Morris Men and Singers – Cotswold Morris Tradition – www.hartleymorrismen.org.uk / Facebook @hartley_morris
Huginn & Munninn – Border Morris Tradition – www.facebook.com/huginnandmuninnmorris
Pennyroyal Clog Dancers – English Step Clog – www.pennyroyal-clog.org.uk / Facebook @pennyroyalclog
Royal Liberty Morris – Ascot Under Wychwood / Molly Sword Traditions – Twitter @Royallibmo
St Clements Clog – North West Morris Tradition – www.stclementsclog.org.uk
Victory Morris Men – Cotswold Tradition – www.victorymorrismen.org.uk
Wantsum Morris Men – Cotswold Tradition – www.wantsum-morrismen.org.uk
Woodchurch Morris – Cotswold Tradition – http://www.woodchurchmorrismen.co.uk / facebook @woodchurch.morrismen