Morris Dance Groups 2017

There will be dancing throughout the town all day over the weekend with a massed dance at 4pm Saturday and a grand procession at noon on Sunday. On Monday, in addition, there will be a clog dancing competition in the middle of the day - for details see Demon Barbers Clog Competition

Early on May Day Morning (Monday), some of the more hardy dancers will be welcoming the sun from the Panorama near Severn Stoke as it rises above the Cotswolds - a stirring sight I am reliably informed. For full details please contact Sue White

Side Gender & Style
Year Founded
Aelfgythe Ladies Border   Sat West Midlands 1989  
Alvechurch Morris Men Mens Border   Sat Midlands    
Anstey Morrismen Mens Cotswold   Sat Leicestershire  
Appleyard Ladies Traditional Display   Sun    
Aziza Ladies Middle Eastern
Sat Cheltenham  
Bakanalia Mixed Border
All Leicester 1995
Barefoot Belly Dance Ladies Belly Dancing All Aylesbury  
Barley Rye Mummers Mixed Mummers
Bedcote Morris Mixed Cotswold   Sun Stourbridge    
Belle D'Vain Ladies Northwest All Bretforton  
Belly Fusion Dance Collective Ladies Tribal Belly Dance All Worcestershire  
Beltane Border Mixed Border   Sat Southwest 2001
Bedcote Morris Mixed Cotswold   Sun Stourbridge    
Beorma Morris Mixed
Sat 2012
Black Adder Clog Morris Mixed Clog
Sun South West Birmingham 1984
Black Pig Border Morris Border All Worcestershire 1986
Bourne Borderers Mixed Border   All Lincolnshire  
Bunnies From Hell Mixed Cotswold   All No Fixed Abode    
Carlisle Sword & Clog Long Sword and clog   All North of England    
Carreg Las Mixed Border All West Wales 1992
Chelmsford Morris Both - Separately Ladies - Northwest, Men - Cotswold All Essex 1972
Clocs Canton Ladies Northwest Sun Cardiff, South Wales  
Crook Morris Mixed Cotswold, Border and Rapper All South Lake District 1981
Cwmni Gwerin Pont-y-pwl Mixed Welsh Folk Dancer   Sat Pont-y-pwl    
England's Glory Ladies Cotswold Sat Gloucester & Cheltenham  
Faithful City Morris Men Mens Cotswold   Sun Worcester 1967
Folk Friendzy! Youth various   Sun Derby & Notts    
Foxs Morris Mixed Border
All North Worcestershire 1999
Full Moon Morris Mixed Cotswold etc.   All Risca, South Wales  
Glorishears of Brummagem Ladies Cotswold   Sat Birmingham and environs  
Happenstance Border Morris Mixed Border   All Winchcombe  
Hereburgh Morris Mixed Cotswold
Sat Warwick 1987  
Horn Dancers Mixed Traditional
Iron Men & Severn Gilders Women - North West; Men - Border   Sat   1976
Lady Bay Revellers Mixed Cotswold   Sat Nottingham 1991
Les Berriauds de Vierzon French   Sat    
Masons' Apron Ladies Northwest All Oxfordshire 1981
Milltown Cloggies Ladies Northwest   All Manchester area, Cheshire & Derbyshire 1990
Nancy Butterfly Ladies Northwest Sat North Worcestershire  
Old Meg Mixed Northwest   Sun Malvern, Worcestershire 1977
Pecsaetan Ladies Cotswold   All    
Pennyroyal Garland Dancers Ladies Garland   Sun Leicester  
Plum Jerkum Mixed Border   All Warwick 1986
Ragged & Old Mixed Cotswold Style Sat Gloucestershire 1985
Ryknild Rabble Mixed Rapper Sword Clog & Border   All Lichfield  
Silhill Morris Mixed Border   Sun Solihull  
Stone The Crows Mixed Border Lancashire 2013
Styx of Stroud Mixed Border
Sweet Coppin Ladies Clog & Soft Shoe Sun Somerset 1977
Three Spires Morris Ladies Northwest Sat Lichfield 1982
Wharfedale Wayzgoose Mixed Border   All West Yorks  
Wickham Morris Mixed Border & Cotswold   Sat Hampshire  
Wreckers Morris Mixed Border All Tamar Valley, Cornwall 2000
Wytchwood Morris Mixed Border, Cotswold & Molly   Sat Worcestershire  


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Artist liaison

We receive a great number of requests for bookings and spots and we thank anyone contacting us for their interest in Upton Folk Festival. However, due to the sheer volume of enquiries from performers, it is not always possible to send a reply. If successful, we will contact artistes by email (or phone if you have included a contact number) by March 2017.