Chiltern Hundreds Morris
Chiltern Hundreds are an outstanding northwest clog team based in Watford. Expect high kicking, sharp figures and fantastic music. The eye-catching green and yellow on their kit makes them hard to miss and you’ll be captivated by their energy and infectious groove.
Formed in 2005, the 400 Roses are a unique group who combine UK-style folk dancing with more exotic tribal belly dance moves to Morris music played by their band t’Thorns. When designing their costumes they decided to use an abundance of red and white silk roses appropriate to their Yorkshire & Lancashire origins, hence their name. Expect the unexpected!
Strictly Clog was formed in 2010 by well established clog dance friends who wanted to take clog dancing back to basics with minimum choreography and more emphasis on the partnership with the music. Their first performance was at Beverley that year, and they have since performed at Chippenham, Bromyard, Whitby and Warwick folk festivals, as well as local events, and are very much looking forward to taking part in Todfest. If you want to know more, please visit our website at www.strictlyclog.org.uk
Oakenhoof are a Folk Arts Organisation from Littleborough in Lancashire. Always a wonderful presence!
Black Gate Morris
Black Gate Morris was formed in 2018, bringing together Morris veterans and complete beginners to form Newcastle’s first and only mixed Cotswold side. Our current repertoire includes dances from the Adderbury, Bledington, Bucknell and Raglan traditions; and we can be recognised by our red, yellow and grey kit, combining the colours of Northumberland and the city of Newcastle
Ryburn Long Sword
Ryburn Longsword is a team of Longsword dancers based in Ripponden near Halifax, we started in 1994. We dance traditional Longsword dances from villages across Yorkshire and some others which we have created ourselves. Our dances are performed by five, six or eight dancers in a circle, dancing over or under one of the swords, and a characteristic feature of each dance is the “Lock” where swords are intertwined in one of a variety of shapes
are a mixed border morris side who like dancing, waving big sticks about and yelling. They were formed in 2006 and ages range from 20 to 73.
…are based in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Originally formed in the autumn of 1953 by a number of Leeds University Morris Men and others who wished to form a non-university side, White Rose Morris men met initially in the Burley Road scout headquarters and were helped by Ron Smedley, the EFDSS Yorkshire Area Organiser. Co-operation continued with the Leeds University Men resulting in the joint hosting of the 53rd Morris Ring Meeting in Leeds in 1956 although it was to be 1959 before White Rose were admitted as a member side into the Morris Ring.
We’re very pleased to have these festival regulars with us!