Dance sides, Free

All wear multi-coloured tatter jackets, an Armaleggan t-shirt, and a top hat decorated with tall feathers. Faces are painted in black & white.
From: Oxfordshire
Style: Border
Armaleggan Morris at 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.


Armaleggan is a mixed side – mixed genders, mixed ages, a mixture of tradition and innovation.

They practice at Cumnor Village Hall just outside Oxford, and dance all over Oxfordshire, the Cotswolds and beyond. Every penny of the money we collect is donated to a different local charity each year . To date they have raised over £23,000 for designated charities.

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