Morris Day of Dance
Join us for a day to celebrate this traditional form of English folk dance, its music and song.
Hosts, Chichester-based Martlet Sword & Morrismen, have invited other sides to join them to show the wide range of dances and music in the Morris tradition and to prove that it’s not just bells and handkerchiefs.
There will be displays of Maypole and country dancing and plenty of chances to join in.
11.00 Massed dances in the market square area
12.00 Each side will dance in the market square area or near Court Barn (until 13.00)
13.45 Each side will dance in the market square area or near Bayleaf
15.00 Massed dances in the market square area
You can find out more about the sides by following these links:
Broadwood Morris Men: broadwoodmorris.info
Deorfrith Morris: deorfrithmorris.org.uk
Winchester Morrismen: fleurdelysmorris.com
Fleur de Lys Ladies Morris: winchester-morris-men.org.uk
Martlet Sword & Morrismen: martletmorrismen.org.uk
Don’t miss the Museum of British Folklore’s ‘Morris Folk‘ exhibition in the Downland Gridshell building during your visit.
This unique collection features 40 miniature replicas of Morris dancers’ costumes, represents Morris sides across the UK.