The archetypal Morris Dance originates from the Cotswolds (Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire and Warwickshire)
The English Morris Dance with jingling
bells, clashing sticks and fluttering
handkerchiefs is perfectly coupled with
our kit of straw hats, white collarless
shirts with baldricks (cross over sashes),
black breeches, a maroon and a green
sock, bell pads and plain black shoes to
produce a very striking sight!
Many of the Cotswold villages had their
own dances and their unique style.
In particular we do several dances from
the villages of Adderbury, Eynsham,
Ilmington and also Lichfield.
Then we top these up with a prime
selection of what we like to call 'specials'
from Ascott-under-Wychwood, Bampton,
Bledington, Bucknell, Fieldtown (Leafield),
Headington, Oddington, Sherborne and
our own dances.
These all help to broaden the wonderful variety of styles we perform within the Cotswold Tradition.