Free

Throughout the weekend many performances are free to watch and listen to. You are welcome to turn up to watch any of the free events. We recommend arriving early, to make sure you get a good view.

Click on any of the entries below to get more information. At the bottom of this page is a map of the festival locations.

These sessions are free to enjoy, although we welcome donations to cover our costs. The Festival is a non profit organisation run by volunteers, if we don’t cover our costs, they’ll be no more festivals! Please bring lots of change to donate on the day.

England’s Glory

England’s Glory

England’s Glory Ladies Morris wear a nautical inspired kit, with long navy skirts, Edwardian style sailor tops, and straw boaters.

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Beltane Border Morris

Beltane Border Morris

With dances inspired by the standing stones, myths and legends of wild Dartmoor, Beltane bring fiery energy to its music and dance.

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Borderline Border Morris

Borderline Border Morris

Borderline wear Devon flag coloured black green and white tattered jackets, black trousers or skirts, decorated hats and paint their faces green, black & white.

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White Horse Morris

White Horse Morris

White Horse Morris are a mixed side from Wiltshire dancing Cotswold and Border dances. Their baldricks feature the Westbury White Horse.

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White Horse Morris

Wild Moon Morris

Wild Moon Morris are a Border dance side from the Somerset Levels, who wear black and silver tatters, with green leaves.

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The Tattered Court

The Tattered Court

The Tattered Court are a Cheltenham-based border side who like to write their own dances that are fun to dance and awesome to watch.

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Cynewulf Morris

Cynewulf Morris

Cynewulf Morris are a traditional Cotswold side from West Dorset/East Devon. They wear top hats and their colours are plum and orange.

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Baldock Midnight Morris

Baldock Midnight Morris

Baldock Midnight Morris combine traditional dances with modern ones, including some of their own. Dancing in Black and Green they are sure to dazzle.

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Wickham Morris

Wickham Morris

Wickham Morris are a mixed Cotswold and Border dance side from Hampshire. They wear traditional white with a red and blue ribbons and baldricks

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Marlings Morris

Marlings Morris

Marlings Morris – a mixed clog side from Edenbridge; Women – purple cardigans, white blouses & blue skirts; Men – blue waistcoats & black trousers.

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Treacle eater clog

Treacle eater clog

NW side Treacle Eater Clog from who take their name from the Jack the Treacle Eater folly in Barwick Park and dance in red, black and gold.

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Wicket Brood

Wicket Brood

Wicket Brood are a Border side from Hertfordshire who wear purple, green and black tatters and face paint.

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Festus Derriman

Festus Derriman

Festus Derriman are mixed Cotswold Side. All wear whites, yellow and green tatter jackets, 1 yellow sock, 1 green. Men, tophats, ladies straw hats.

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Wight Hot Pipes

Wight Hot Pipes

Diverse and eclectic Wight Hot Pipes span the entire spectrum from Celtic, all the way through to contemporary dance and gritty rock.

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Arquebus Trio

Arquebus Trio

Arquebus perform self-penned & traditional songs alongside foot stomping tunes with the energy of a band who love entertaining and playing with foot pedals!

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Flossie Malavialle

Flossie Malavialle

Flossie Malavialle sings and plays a wide variety of songs interspersed with a touch of humorous Geordie French banter! Fun and emotion guaranteed! 

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Blackrock

Blackrock

Blackrock School of Irish Dance wear traditional hand made Irish dancing dresses, very hot in summer! Made from velvet with hand stitched designs.

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Ragged Phoenix

Ragged Phoenix

Ragged Phoenix are a mixed border dance side from Eastbourne. They wear tatters the colour of the phoenix; yellow, orange, red and gold over black.

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Cry Havoc

Cry Havoc

Cry Havoc are a Cotswold side from Botley, Oxford wearing white, black, and purple, and sporting a buzzard logo.

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Full Moon Morris

Full Moon Morris

Full Moon Morris are a mixed Cotswold side from South Wales, wearing blue and yellow waistcoats adorned with badges, white shirts and navy trousers.

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Ilfracombe Red Petticoats

Ilfracombe Red Petticoats

The Ilfracombe Red Petticoats are a clog dancing group based, in beautiful Ilfracombe, North Devon. They perform mainly North West style clog dances.

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Fleur de Lys Morris

Fleur de Lys Morris

Fleur de Lys Morris are a mixed side from Godalming, they dance stave, Cotswold and border, and have a white, purple and yellow kit.

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Magog ladies

Magog ladies

Magog, from Horsham Sussex celebrate their 50th anniversary this year.Dancers wear white dresses and pinny and shawl in their individual colour.

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Phoenix Morris

Phoenix Morris

Phoenix Morris, a Cotswold side from Rickmansworth, wearing black britches or skirts, black waistcoats, floral hats, & red, yellow, and orange ribbons

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OBJ Morris

OBJ Morris

OBJ Morris is a mixed-gender team, based in Wokingham/Bracknell, Berkshire. They dance in green, black and white rag jackets.

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Aurora

Aurora

Aurora are Appalachian dancers from Exeter, who wear royal or kingfisher blue with teal or fuchsia sashes – all colours found in an aurora.

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Anonymous Morris

Anonymous Morris

Anonymous Morris are an energetic border morris team from Poole, wearing purple tatter jackets and top hats. They dance to their large, talented band.

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Sarum Morris

Sarum Morris

Sarum dance traditional Cotswold dances from Bampton, Illmington and Oddington. They dress in white with gold and blue belts and baldrics.

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Taeppas Tump

Taeppas Tump

Taeppa’s Tump from Maidenhead, Berkshire, are a female NW Morris side with a mixed band. Their colours are maroon, white and green.

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Dorset Buttons

Dorset Buttons

Dorset Buttons Ladies is a local Purbeck side, dancing traditional North West clog Morris, in red and green dresses with white shirts and red clogs.

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Bideford Phoenix Morris

Bideford Phoenix Morris

Bideford Phoenix Morris perform in black trousers, white shirts, red Baldricks, blue neckerchief and red wavers. They mainly perform Cotswold dances

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Dr Turbevilles

Dr Turbevilles

Dr Turberville’s dancers and musicians are usually found dressed as pirates when given the opportunity to perform by the sea.

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Basingclog Morris

Basingclog Morris

Basingclog Morris are a North West clog side from Basingstoke, Hampshire. They wear black, white and red and are famous for their floral hats!

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New Forest Meddlars

New Forest Meddlars

New Forest Meddlars are a mixed side dancing in the Border and Cotswold traditions. They wear white shirts & trousers with purple waistcoats & raggies.

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Madder Mill Molly

Madder Mill Molly

Madder Mill Molly are a mixed molly side from Carshalton wearing black kit, bowler hat with red braces, scarves, ribbons…..and brooms.

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Moonlight Morris

Moonlight Morris

A Group of friends who dance border in tatters of sliver blue and stars to reflect the name Moonlight Morris.

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Somerset Morris

Somerset Morris

Somerset Morris, who dance Cotswold Morris and Friendly Society stave dances, wear burgundy over-dresses, with burgundy, gold and cream ribbons.

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Pump House Clog Morris

Pump House Clog Morris

Pump House are based in Watford and dance mainly in the North West style. They have a colourful kit of purple and cream with brocade waistcoats.

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Oyster Girls

Oyster Girls

The Oyster Girls wear green dresses with gold and red frill, and green clogs with bells. Musicians wear red waistcoats, white shirt, black trousers

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Morena Slovak Dance Co

Morena Slovak Dance Co

Set up in London in 2001. Performs Slovak traditional dances and music from different parts of Slovakia wearing various authentic colorful costumes.

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Hurst Morris People

Hurst Morris People

Hurst Morris are a mixed Cotswold marris side from Hurst near Reading, who dance in white shirts and trousers with pale and dark blue baldricks.

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Hobos Morris

Hobos Morris

Hobos Morris is border side with a great band, based in Dorset. Our tattered jackets are red, black and mustard, and our badge is a Raging Bull

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Fleet Morris

Fleet Morris

Fleet Morris are a female Cotswold side from North Hampshire who wear blue skirts with yellow lining and blue and yellow baldricks.

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Enigma Border Morris

Enigma Border Morris

Enigma Morris is a mixed & all inclusive Border side from Somerset. They wear Black & turquoise tatter jacket with same colour accessories & mask.

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Dorset Button Rapper

Dorset Button Rapper

Dorset’s Rapper sword dance side are unusual as they dance in clogs; also collarless shirts, black breeches with red sash, white knee length socks.

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Bourne River Morris Men

Bourne River Morris Men

Bourne River Morris wear white shirt & trousers, black bowler hat with silk flowers, black shoes, and gold on blue baldrics with horse brasses.

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Baharah Dance

Baharah Dance

Baharah Dance are based in Swanage. They are easily recognised by their very bright, colourful costumes and jingly hip belts!

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Armaleggan

Armaleggan

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

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Alton Morris

Alton Morris

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.

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Holly Copse Molly

Holly Copse Molly

Holly Copse Molly perform Molly dances, in their colourful yellow, black and magenta kit. They’re from Bournemouth and Molly around being silly.

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Květ, Kvítek

Květ, Kvítek

Folk dance groups, junior Kvítek and adult Květ come from London and have colourful costumes and dance Czech, Moravian and Slovak folk dances.

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Mayflower Morris

Mayflower Morris

Mayflower Morris are a women’s dance side from Ash. They dance in black pinafore over red blouse and red clogs with white tights.

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Whitethorn

Whitethorn

Whitethorn is a traditional NW ladies clog Morris from Watford, dancing in recently re-styled red, white and blue kit

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Sidmouth Steppers

Sidmouth Steppers

Sidmouth Steppers are a North West side from Devon, who dance in red white and blue and obviously in clogs as is the tradition .

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Spank the Planks

Spank the Planks

Spank the Planks is an Appalachian clog dancing side from Bournemouth. They wear blue and white gingham check dresses and black tap shoes.

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Quayside Cloggies

Quayside Cloggies

The Quayside Cloggies, are a mixed, NW style Clog-Morris side based in Wimborne. The dancer’s kit is blue and pink.

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Old Palace Clog

Old Palace Clog

Old Palace Clog is a fun and forward-thinking side from Croydon who dance in the style of Northwest Clog. They wear a white, dark green and red kit.

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Steps In Time

Steps In Time

Steps in Time perform several styles of English dance, including Step, Playford, and Dorset dances

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These sessions are free to enjoy, although we welcome donations to cover our costs. The Festival is a non profit organisation run by volunteers, if we don’t cover our costs, they’ll be no more festivals! So, please bring lots of change to donate on the day.