Wicket Brood

Dance sides, Free

Wicket Brood are a Border side from Hertfordshire who wear purple, green and black tatters and face paint.
From: St. Albans
Style: Border
Website: https://wicketbrood.org.uk
Wicket Brood at the 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.

Wicket Brood

Wicket Brood are an exciting bunch of Border Morris Dancers. Easily recognised by their purple/green tatters, great exuberance, and exciting musical arrangements, they put on a show that is not to be missed.

They have danced at the Swanage folk festival for over a decade and have taught their signature dance, the Worcestershire Monkey, to many other Morris sides. Festival Sunday traditionally ends with a massed dance of the Worcestershire Monkey along the seafront, led by Wicket Brood musicians, and followed by many sides dancing in the sea. A great way to end a fabulous festival and a spectacle not to be missed.



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