Chiltern Hundreds Morris
The team has been dancing since 1992 and was founded by Kate Rose, a leading teacher and researcher into North West Clog Morris.
Among our very many enjoyable tours, a few stand out for mention from when in 1998 the team travelled to Hong Kong for the New Years’s Parade and again a few years later the team travelled to Seattle for the Northwest Folklife Festival and then went onto Vancouver via Vancouver Island.
The team continues to perform at many festivals around the UK having recently performed at Whitby, Sidmouth, Towersey and Shrewsbury.
The 400 Roses is a uniquely Yorkshire side– founded by Christ Ogden, it’s a fusion of tribal belly dance and Morris formations with its own band T’Thorns playing traditional Morris tunes. The dances are done outside in the streets, in the wilds of village fetes, folk, waterways, steam trains and sheep festivals.
Oakenhoof are a Folk Arts Organisation from Littleborough in Lancashire. Always a wonderful presence!
The straw boaters, red skirts, white tops, and purple sashes have been seen at most major folk festivals over the years. However in keeping with the North West tradition, Rivington also dance in many annual carnivals in towns on the Lancashire plain e.g Longridge, Horwich, Adlington.
Black Gate Morris
Black Gate Morris is a mixed Cotswold Morris side based in Newcastle Upon Tyne. Launched in 2018.
Ryburn Long Sword
Ryburn Longsword have been dancing together since 1994. Some of our dances are traditional and come from villages across Yorkshire, others have been created by members of the group.
Members range in age from seven to seventy, most of them living in the Ryburn Valley near Halifax in West Yorkshire. Most years we can be seen dancing at local events such as Spaw Sunday in Cragg Vale, Littleborough Rushbearing and Sowerby Bridge Rushbearing but also at festivals further afield.
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!