Oyster Girls Morris

The Oyster Girls is a ladies’ Morris dance side from the Isle of Wight. 

The very first dance that the group learned was ‘Mobberly’ danced to the tune of ‘The Oyster Girl’ hence the name of the side. They dance mainly in the north-west tradition of Morris dancing, and wear clogs. Some of their dances have been arranged by the side and given local Island names such as Coppins Bridge and Calbourne. They call this the Isle of Wight tradition and say that it is very, very old, dating all the way back to the last Millennium!