Tatters Border Morris

Dance sides, Free

Tatters are a mixed border side with colourful tattered coats dancing old and new dances
Style: Border
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Tatters Border Morris are dancing at the Swanage Folk Festival

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.

Tatters have been dancing for over 20 years. They have many new members and a talented group of musicians. They write their own dances and follow the border traditions whilst borrowing ideas from some Cotswold sources.

Dancers are all ages and the style stresses fun over precision.

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