Madder Mill Molly

Dance sides, Free

Madder Mill Molly are a mixed molly side from Carshalton wearing black kit, bowler hat with red braces, scarves, ribbons.....and brooms.
From: Carshalton/Wallington
Style: Molly
Madder Mill Molly dancing in 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.

Madder Mill Molly

No hankies, bells or sticks, but a definite need for disguise and fun! MMM can be seen at local events in South London, days of dances and festivals around the country. We’re always open to new musicians and dancers joining us – try molly! 🙂

The Molly tradition has its origins in East Anglia/The Fens area and traditionally only dance a few weeks of the year in winter. Although there are many teams in these areas, there are very few in the South/ South East. With no local team to join, they decided to create their own team, so started a mixed gender team that dances throughout the year. The reference to Madder in our name refers to the root of the Madder plant which was ground in local mills to make red dye. If you see us out and about and like our style come and have a go, we’re a friendly bunch.

They are looking for new dancers to join the team. No previous experience is necessary but because of the dance style, anyone joining us as dancer will need to have good knees and hips! Other than that, enthusiasm, and a willingness to help build/be part of a team is all that is asked.

Madder Mill Molly Molly dance in black top and bottoms with red braces, neckercheifs and black bowler hats with red ribbon.


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