Alton Morris

Dance sides, Free

Alton Morris is a mixed border side known for their lively style of dance and music. They're recognisable with their red and green faces and tatters.
From: Alton, Hampshire
Style: Border
Alton Morris dancing at the Swanage Folk festival
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Festival locations

Events are located around the town centre, mainly Sandpit Field and Shore road. Click here for a map of the locations.


Some parts of the Festival are free and others need you to buy a ticket. Click here for more details about tickets.

Alton Morris

Alton Morris will be in their red and green tatter jackets and bowler hats at Swanage Folk Festival.

Alton Morris is a mixed border Morris dance team based in the town of Alton, Hampshire. They dance in distinctive red woollen hats which were copied from the brewer’s hat seen in the town museum and they used a local lion hop mark as a logo.

They started as a men’s Cotswold side in 1979.

Each year Swanage is filled with a music and dance spectacle,
including FREE and ticketed events across the weekend.


Craft fair, children’s entertainment, afternoon concerts – On Sandpit field

Dance displays, a procession and music – all around the town

Tickets needed

Evening concerts – on Sandpit field

Comedy Club  and concerts and in the Conservative Club  –

Ceilidh in Swanage School

Workshops – various locations