24 - 27 May 2024
24 - 27
Come and see the sides parade down the high street, see how many you can cross off the spotters guide in the program (or pick up a free printout on island park)

On:Saturday 27th May 2023
Starting at:14:00
Finishing at:15:00
Starting Location:Market Square
Also at:Island Park Stage, Lower High Street, Upper High Street, Borough Parade, Community Hub, Rose and Crown

Come and see the sides parade down the high street, see how many you can cross off the spotters guide in the program (or pick up a free printout on island park)

Participants in order:

Hips and Haws (North Wiltshire)

Hips and Haws are a Chippenham-based female Clog morris dance side who perform dances in their own style, and some step dancing traditions.

Alton Morris (Border)

Alton you Morris are a lively and colourful, mixed side who dance in the Border style usually wielding long sticks.

Cardiff Morris (Cotswold / Welsh)

Cardiff Morris are one of the earliest 1970's revival sides. They perform Cotswold and Welsh dances.

Crooked Moon (Appalachian)

Appalachian clogging team based in Brighton. We’re a dynamic dance team who love to combine traditional clogging steps with contemporary choreography

Bow Brook Border Morris (Border)

A traditional border Morris dancing side from East Worcestershire. We meet once a week to practice dances then hydrate in the pub...

Forest of Dean Morris (Cotswold)

Mixed Cotswold side from the Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, dancing for enjoyment and to keep the tradition alive.

Chalice Morris Men (Cotswold Morris)

One of Somerset's finest (or so we tell ourselves) Cotswold Morris Dancing Teams with a wealth of knowledge and experience under our belts.

Ely and Littleport Riot (Border)

Ely & Littleport Riot Border Morris is a Fenland morris side who perform traditional and original dances in the Border style.

Cry Havoc (Cotswold)

Cry Havoc Morris hails from Botley, Oxford, performing dances from a variety of traditions including Headington, Bampton, Adderbury, and more.

Enigma (Border)

Mixed Border morris team from Somerset with turquoise and black tatters and bags of attitude.

Englands Glory (Cotswold)

Celebrating their 50th anniversary last year, England's Glory were one of the earliest women's Morris sides.

Galliard Folk Dance Group (English Country Dancing)

We meet to dance English and Welsh country dances from 17th century publications to the present day.

Dawnswyr Tipyn O Bopeth (Welsh Folk Dance)

Tipyn o Bopeth perform traditional Welsh dances in instantly recognisable costumes.

Gwerinwyr Gwent (Welsh Folk)

Gwerinwyr Gwent aim to keep the tradition and culture of Welsh music and dance. The name translates as 'folk of Gwent'.

Hereburgh Morris (Cotswold)

A mixed bunch of men and women who like to learn and perform Morris dances that come primarily from the villages of the Cotswolds

Mr Wilkins Shilling (North West)

A women's North West side based in Bath, Somerset.

Malmesbury Morris (Cotswold and Border )

We are a mixed side who perform both traditional and modern dances in Cotswold and Border styles.

Mortimer's Morris (North West)

Mortimer's Morris are an energetic women's North West side from Nottingham dancing to tunes from across Europe.

New Moon Morris (Fusion Morris)

Based in Ivinghoe, Bucks. Bright colours, lots of noise & above all fun - a mixed side, originally dancing mostly North West and many different styles

Old Palace Clog (North West)

Women's North West Morris group from Croydon, London.

Ouse Washes Molly Dancers (Molly)

Creating and performing traditional molly dances from The Fens of East Anglia

Rockhopper Morris (Cotswold)

A mixed Cotswold morris side who practise near Stokenchurch, Bucks. We perform hanky dances from the Raglan tradition and our own stick dances.

Rose Hips (Belly dance)

Rose Hips is a folk-fusion belly dance troupe based in Oxfordshire.

Southern Star (Longsword)

Southern Star are a highly innovative group who meet in Corfe Mullen Library on Mondays. We love teaching longsword and are happy to do workshops for all ages.

Sutton Masque (Border)

Sutton Masque is a Morris dancing side from Sutton-in-the-Isle in the southern reaches of the Cambridgeshire fens.

Sweyn’s Ey (Welsh Morris)

Sweyn's Ey were formed in 1966 and have been performing around the Swansea area every year since. We dance mostly Cotswold and Border morris.

The Tattered Court (Border)

The Tattered Court are a mixed Border side from Cheltenham, dancing intricate and complicated dances.

Tinners Morris (Cotswold)

Tinners Morris are based in South Zeal, Devon. Dancing mainly in the Cotswold Tradition we dance with handkerchiefs, sticks and iron bars.

Winterbourn Down Border Morris (Border)

Mixed side of border morris dancers from north of Bristol.

NYFTE (National Youth Folk Troupe of England) (Youth)

Some of the most exciting young performers of traditional dance, music and song in the country.