Magog ladies

Dance sides, Free

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

Magog ladies

Magog , from Horsham in Sussex, were formed in 1974 and will be celebrating 50 years in 2024. To begin with Magog danced mainly Cotswold but over the years have added Northwest, Stave, Garland and their own Horsham tradition.

Besides travelling the length and breadth of the UK they have also danced in many countries across the continent. Wherever we are invited though, Swanage is a firm favourite.

They are a ladies side and dance a variety of traditions including Cotswold, Stave, North West Clog, Garland and dances in our own Horsham tradition.

The Magog ladies dance in white dress with various coloured aprons and shawl for dancers, black waistcoats for musicians.


This short video of the Magog ladies in 2023 was shot by a YouTuber, not us.



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