Morris sides

The Mayfest has a wonderful collection of display sides, mostly dancing some of the various forms of Morris.

Click here to download the programme


Morris dancing is an English tradition.  Note English, not British or Scots or Welsh, nor American, though there are many sides around the world who now dance this style, it remains as originating in England.  So what better place to see Morris dancing than in Winchester, the capital of Wessex, home of Kind Alfred, where England first began to become a country.  King Alfred defended Wessex against the Danes, then joined with Mercia and his son King Edward then pushed the Danes north and so instead of our country being called Daneland, it became England.



Above you can see the Mayor Winchester enthusiastically watching the dancing and below are the sides coming in 2017.  Click on the picture to see more information and each group.

 

Aldbrickham

 

Anonymous

 

Bloodstone Morris

 

Clausentum Morris

 Clausentum

Customs and Exiles

 customs

Deorfrith Morris

 

Ellington Morris

 

Fishbourne Mill

 

Fleur de Lys

 

Garston Gallopers

 

Hobo's Morris

 

Hook Eagle Morris Men

 

Hurst Morris People

 

Knickerbocker Glory

 

Minden Rose

 

Mythago

 

New Forest Meddlars

 

OBJ

 https://sites.google.com/site/winchmayfest/obj

Quayside Cloggies

 

Red Stags

 

Sarum Morris

 

Southern Lights

 

Sweet Rapper

 

Taeppa’s Tump

 

Wickham Morris

 

Wight Bells

 

Winchester Morris Men