Cogs and Wheels Ladies Morris

Dance sides, Free

Cogs and Wheels is a ladies side that performs a mix of Cotswold and Border dances in a beautiful kit inspired by the colours of Dartmoor
From: Dartmoor
Style: Cotswold
Cogs and wheels
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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.

Cogs and Wheels Ladies Morris

Cogs and Wheels are a ladies side who perform in a Cotswold style. They’ll be at the Swanage Folk Festival in their Dartmoor inspired colours – brown skirts and different coloured blouses in moorland hues.

They formed in 1995 and take their inspiration from Finch Foundry in Sticklepath and the surrounding Dartmoor landscape. Their costumes reflect the hues of the moor and their Beldames style of dancing is quite distinctive.

The original team of ten has grown each year and although some are relatively new to Morris dancing their enthusiasm and joy for the dance overcomes all obstacles!

They perform a wide variety of dances from several traditions— mostly Cotswold, with some Border and some their own.

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