Our Dance Sides

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 part of a dance side, and are interested in being part of the Festival please get in touch for more information.
We have sent out invites to all of our regular groups, if you have not received an email please get in touch.

The following dance sides supported us in 2021

Annimation – North West Clog Tradition – www.annimationclog.co.uk 

Bower Street – Bledington Tradition –  https://www.facebook.com/Bowerstreetmorris –  https://twitter.com/BowerStMorris

Black Swan Morris – http://www.blackswanbordermorris.co.uk/ – https://www.facebook.com/BlackSwanMorris

Cockleshell Clog https://www.cockleshellclog.org  –  https://www.facebook.com/CockleshellClog

East Kent Morris – Cotswold Tradition – www://ekmm.org.uk/NEW/

Hartley Morris Men and Singers – Cotswold Morris Tradition – www.hartleymorrismen.org.uk /  https://www.facebook.com/hartley.morrismen

Headcorn Morris – Cotswold Morris Tradition http://www.headcornmorris.co.uk or  http://www.facebook.com/theheadcornmorris

Huginn & Munninn – Border Morris Tradition – www.facebook.com/huginnandmuninnmorris

Kitka Bulgarian Folklore Group –  https://www.facebook.com/Kitka2013/?ref=page_internal

Marisco Morris – Cotswold Tradition – 

Madder Mill Molly – Molly tradition – https://www.facebook.com/maddermolly /  http://www.maddermolly.co.uk

Pennyroyal Clog Dancers – English Step Clog – www.pennyroyal-clog.org.uk / http://www.facebook.com/pennyroyalclog

Risking Larks – North West and Leading Lights Morris – Cotswold  https://www.facebook.com/LeadingLightsMorris/

Royal Liberty Morris – Ascot Under Wychwood / Molly Sword Traditions – https://www.facebook.com/groups/16511587834  –  https://twitter.com/Royallibmo

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 / http://www.facebook.com/woodchurch.morrismen