10 - 12 June 2022
10 - 12
June
2022
Procession
On:Saturday 11th June 2022
Starting at:14:30
Finishing at:15:30
Price:Free
Starting Location:Cricketers Arms
Also at:East St (by Rising Sun), East st (Le Petit Prince), Salamander (Road), High St (By The Green), Square (not stage), High Street - middle

Participants in order:

Anonymous Morris (Border)

Anonymous Morris are a popular local side meeting in Poole and have a reputation for their high-energy dance style.

Pamphill Longsword (Longsword)

Young children from a school close to Wimborne perform a dance style from Yorkshire. We're looking forward to seeing their take on the tradition.

Southern Star (Longsword)

Southern Star are a small, but highly innovative group who meet in Corfe Mullen and welcome new members to join them on Monday evenings.

Blackrock School of Irish Dance (International, Irish)

Blackrock School of Irish Dance is a traditional Irish dancing group based in Stoke sub-Hamdon, classes run on a Saturday mornings, ages 3-18 all abilities welcome.

Eynsham Morris (Cotswold)

Unique, colourful, exciting, energetic. Once seen, never forgotten!

Bournemouth and Christchurch U3A International Folk Dancers (International)

Folk dancers from Bournemouth, performing international dances. Wide variety of colourful costumes/historical costumes.

OLD PALACE CLOG (North West)

Women's North West Morris group from Croydon, London.

Zdravetz (International, Bulgarian)

Bulgarian Dance group performing traditional 'Horos' (circle dances) and dressed in traditional village costume.

Dorset Buttons Rapper (Rapper)

Male rapper sword dance side from Wareham, Dorset. white shirt, black hoggers, red cummerbund, black clogs. Clogs are rare in rapper.

Morena Slovak Dance Co. (International, Slovakian)

Popular Slovakian dance company based in Camden Town, London. Dances from different parts of Slovakia in colourful traditional costumes.

Oyster Girls (North West)

Ladies North West morris side from the Isle of Wight. Green dress with red/gold frill, green clogs.

Bourne River (Cotswold)

Men's Cotswold morris team from Bournemouth. White shirt and trousers. Blue and gold baldric with horse brass at front centre and two fish on back.

Beltane Border (Border)

With dances emerging from the myths, legends and wilds of Dartmoor, Beltane prove that morris dancing can be older than tradition. With shadowed faces, tatterecoats and black top hats, the musicians and dancers drum up the energy of the moor and share something ancient and mysterious with all who watch

Camden Clog (Step dance)

Camden Clog are based in Camden, where they dance and teach the East Lancashire clog style of Pat Tracey.

Hobos Morris (Border)

Female side from Poole. Red/mustard yellow/black tatter jackets. Faces painted as tigers. Named after a tank regiment!

Holly Copse (Molly)

Molly dancers, mixed side from Bournemouth. Dancers wear a highly individual mix of yellow, black and magenta costume.

Holt Morris (Cotswold)

Cotswold Morris. We do dances from several traditions including Fieldtown, Bampton, Adderbury, Brackley, Ilmington, Kirtlington and Lichfield.

New Forest Meddlars Morris (Cotswold, Border)

Mixed Morris dance side, formed in 1990 and based in Emery Down in the New Forest.

Maenads (Border)

Maenads come from Lenham in Kent. We dance our own versions of border styled dances.

Mendip Morris (Cotswold)

Founded in 1956 as “Mendip Morris Men” we are now a mixed group. We perform Morris Dances around the North Somerset area to keep the tradition alive. The our repertoire is predominantly in the Cotswold style from South West England, but also includes Border dances from the Welsh Borders, North-West clog dances from Lancashire and North East sword dances from Yorkshire. On summer Thursday evenings we perform at pubs or other iconic locations, often in the company of our neighbouring morris dance teams. In the winter months we practice on Monday evenings, 8 – 10 pm at the War Memorial Hall in Congresbury. Many of our meetings, summer or winter, end up in a pub - singing and making music. We have a long history of travel to foreign events throughout Europe, as well as attendance at shows and festivals around Britain. Founded in 1956 as “Mendip Morris Men” we are now a mixed group. We perform Morris Dances around the North Somerset area to keep the tradition alive. The our repertoire is predominantly in the Cotswold style from South West England, but also includes Border dances from the Welsh Borders, North-West clog dances from Lancashire and North East sword dances from Yorkshire. On summer Thursday evenings we perform at pubs or other iconic locations, often in the company of our neighbouring morris dance teams. In the winter months we practice on Monday evenings, 8 – 10 pm at the War Memorial Hall in Congresbury. Many of our meetings, summer or winter, end up in a pub - singing and making music. We have a long history of travel to foreign events throughout Europe, as well as attendance at shows and festivals around Britain.

Pump House Clog Morris (North West)

North West morris side based in Watford, Hertfordshire.

Northgate Rapper (Rapper)

Northgate Rapper are Bath's finest, and only, male sword dancing team. They perform high energy rapper dances in any pubs that will let them in.

Phoenix (Cotswold)

Mixed Cotswold side from Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. Black hat with flowers, black skirt/trousers, red socks, red hankies. Spot their wickerwork phoenix.

Somerset Morris (Cotswold + stave)

Ladies Cotswold side from Bristol/Bath area. Also do stave dances, which originate from the Friendly Societies (early form of insurance companies).

Steps in Time (Country Dance)

Mixed junior group from North Dorset. Traditional English social dances as well as Maypole and regional dances.

The Tattered Court (Border)

The Tattered Court are a mixed Border side from Cheltenham, dancing intricate and complicated dances.

Whitethorn Morris (North West)

Ladies North West morris team from Harrow. Blue dress and mill girl's hat, red apron. Whitethorn celebrated their 40th birthday in September 2017.

Gugge 2000 (Street Band)

Loud and lively street/carnival style band.


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