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.
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
East Kent Morris – Cotswold Tradition – www://ekmm.org.uk/NEW/
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
Risking Larks – North West and Leading Lights Morris – Cotswold https://www.facebook.com/LeadingLightsMorris/
Victory Morris Men – Cotswold Tradition – www.victorymorrismen.org.uk
Wantsum Morris Men – Cotswold Tradition – www.wantsum-morrismen.org.uk