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Morris sides for 2018

Morris

Morris dancing is a big part of Ely Folk Festival. With morris performances, a Saturday morning morris procession through Ely and dance workshops over the weekend, there is lots of colour, noise and artfully executed dance moves. The morris sides also collect on behalf of our chosen charity each year. In 2017, the morris sides collected a magnificent £1250 on behalf of the Magpas Air Ambulance which brings crucial lifesaving care by land and air to patients in life-threatening emergencies in the East of England and beyond.

Morris sides performing at the 2018 festival will include old friends and new faces., and are listed below.

 Wrigleys  Wrigley Head are just about the most authentic North West processional clog side left in England, they claim that accolade as they do traditional called dances rather than set pieces and they seldom practice. This for them is a living tradition, it is not an alternative to Zumba, nor a polished performance done for tourists. Their ageing profile makes for some challenges due to the fast  pace of the original dances they learnt, and the predicable mistakes just add to the fun of the spectacle.

Danegold   Danegeld Morris is a mixed North West side, which has been established for almost 30 years. They are based in Bredfield, Suffolk.

DDMM   Devil’s Dyke Morris Men have been entertaining people in and around the Cambridge and Newmarket area with Cotswold Morris Dances, since 1981. Their name comes from the 6th/7th century earthwork which stretches seven miles from Woodditton to Reach.

 Green Dragon Morris   Green Dragon Morris is a family orientated Border Morris Side based in Bury St Edmunds. They have a repertoire of Border & other stick dances, some invented & others learnt from the many sides they meet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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09/02/2015


Oyster Morris

Oyster Morris hail from Kent and dance a vigorous Cotswold style of morris. They comprise both women's and men's sides, and put on a co ... more

02/02/2015


The Devil’s Dyke Morris Men

Taking their name from a massive ancient earthwork near Reach in Cambridgeshire, Devil's Dyke Morris Men perform Cotswold morris dances ... more

02/02/2015


Coton Morris Men

Hailing from the Cambridgeshire area, this self-styled 'greatest morris side to grace then fens' men's side perform Cotswold dances. ... more

02/02/2015


Gog Magog Molly

Regular and welcome visitors to the festival, Cambridge-based Gogs bring lots of colour, youth and vibrancy to the dance events. more

02/02/2015


Milkmaid Molly

One of the newest molly dance teams around. Milkmaid Molly hail from Bury St Edmunds & we're delighted to see them return to Ely Folk F ... more

02/02/2015


Green Dragon Morris

Green is the main colour of this Suffolk based side who perform border morris dances. They have dancers of all ages including the very, ... more

02/02/2015


The King’s Morris

This men's cotswold side come from King's Lynn. The badges on their kit bear the ancient coat of arms of King's Lynn. more

02/02/2015


Rockingham Rapper

Energetic purveyors of rappersword dancing, Rockingham will amaze with their dexterity and sleights of hand and feet. ... more

02/02/2015


Witchmen

Hailing from the Daaarkside, these regular visitors to the festival dressed in black and amber combine ritual dance with street enterta ... more

02/02/2015


Ely & Littleport Riot

These local dancing belles from the Fens are a riot of colour and perform their own version of border morris dances. more

02/02/2015


Bourne Borderers

Known for their distinctive green and yellow tattercoats, black faces and bells, and their loud, energetic and colourful dancing, Bourn ... more

21/01/2015


Events

Festival morris events will be listed here

 

 

 

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