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Festival Dance Displays


Festival Dance Displays

Starts at 8.30pm on Friday with a procession through the town, from the Rose & Lion and along the High Street, accompanied by the Town Crier.

Friday 20:30

Guest Sides +

Regular Sides

Soft Option

Soft Option
Soft Option

This long established Worcestershire side performs fast and furious dances in the spectacular Appalachian precision stepping style. The percussive rhythm of their feet is complemented by the bluegrass/old time sound of violin, mandolin, guitar, banjo and double bass as performed by their band ‘No Option’.

Faithful City Morris Men

This male Cotswold side is named after the motto of their hometown of Worcester, Civitas fidelis in bello et pacem (‘the city, faithful both in war and peace’).

Jockey Morris Men

Formed in 1949, these Birmingham dancers and singers have performed Cotswold dances in France, Flanders, Cyprus, Holland and Germany and like to keep the national folk tradition alive both at home and abroad.

Lord Conyers Morris Men

With a wide variety of dances from different traditions, the team hails from Sheffield. Founded in 1974, they spend their summer dancing at pubs and festivals in and around South Yorkshire.

Shakespeare Morris

From Stratford-upon-Avon, this popular Cotswold team focuses on the dances of the villages of Bidford-on-Avon.

Silurian Morris Men

Silurian perform Border dances collected by founder member, (and the founder of Bromyard Folk Festival), the late Dave Jones, from historical records and first-hand accounts by original performers of the dances in the 1920s.

White Hart Morris Men

Performing various Cotswold dances, the side has also developed the distinctive Headless Cross tradition, named after their former home village in Worcestershire. This is also a Cotswold style but with some elements of Border morris included.

Earlsdon Morris

Earlsdon Morris
Earlsdon Morris

One of the finest exponents of north west clog morris in the country with their colourful kit, energetic dances and fantastic band. A selection of traditional and self-written dances and with a youthful and large number of dancers.

Some of the sides are also performing at ceilidh spots or sharing their expertise at workshops:

Saturday 11:00 & 16:00
Sunday 11:00 & 15:00
Workshop: DANCE TENT Saturday 09:45
Workshop: DANCE TENT Sunday 09:45