Cotswold Morris is the style of dance that most people recognise as morris dancing. It is performed with sticks and hankies and the dancers wear bells on their feet or legs. It’s associated with fine summer days, enjoying a leisurely drink outside a country pub. However, we perform our Cotswold repertoire throughout the year in all sorts of locations, from inner city schools, to church fetes, to major folk festivals, and, yes, outside beautiful country pubs.
Our dances are based on traditional material collected from the villages of Bidford, Bampton, Adderbury and Stanton Harcourt. We also perform the more vigorous Welsh border stick dance from Pershore in Worcestershire.