Lewes Folk Festival 2018

Dance Displays to be seen around the town on Saturday 13th October


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Temporary Measured
TEMPORARY MEASURED
Women's North West Morris dance side from Washington, West Sussex, UK. Formed in 2016.
Temporary Measured Facebook page
Black Powder Morris
BLACK POWDER MORRIS
Lewes's new border morris team arose from the Lewes bonfire tradition. (The clue is in the name.)
Black Powder Morris
Sompting Village Morris
SOMPTING VILLAGE MORRIS
We are an English Morris side, formed in 1978, performing dance traditions that include Cotswold, North-West, Sussex and Border Morris. The 60-strong membership comprises a men’s team, a women’s team and a band of versatile musicians.
Sompting Village Morris
Martlett Morris
MARTLET MORRIS
Keeping English traditions and customs alive over the centuries: the Martlet Morris Men perform dances from the Cotswold are of England (Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and environs).
Martlet Morris
Mythago Morris
MYTHAGO
Our intent is to illustrate some of the old English stories through dance, music, verse and the occasional song, and to enjoy ourselves whilst doing it.

The dances are in the Border style of Morris dancing. Border Morris originated in the Welsh border areas; the origins are lost in the mists of time as with all Morris. There are, we believe, only 4 recorded, traditional, Border Morris dances - all the other dances have been made up in a similar style. We have carried on this living tradition by adopting and adapting dances we have seen and tying them together with a story.
Mythago Morris
The Knots of May
THE KNOTS OF MAY
The Knots of May are a woman’s Morris team formed in the Autumn of 1974 in Brighton. From the first, a conscious decision was made to ensure the style of the team would be different from the predominantly male sides. It was decided to concentrate on the dance traditions from the North West of England rather than Cotswold Morris, and the kit was designed to be feminine and reminiscent of the styles of the 1890’s.
The Knots of May
Cuckoos Nest
CUCKOO'S NEST
Cuckoos Nest are a Cotswold Ladies side from Brighton. Cuckoos were born in 1977 and although none of the present side was a member then we do have members who have been with us for more than 25 years. At the other end of the spectrum we have energetic teenagers.

Although we are a Cotswold side, we do a couple of border dances as well as a number of different Cotswold traditions.
Cuckoo's Nest
Ditchling Morris
DITCHLING MORRIS
Our main dance styles are Bucknell, Adderbury, Bledington and Field Town. We are members of The Morris Federation and be seen regularly at festivals throughout the country including Sidmouth, Chippenham, Rochester, Hastings and Towersey. We have also been known to venture further afield dancing in Guernsey, Holland and France!
Ditchling Morris
Berkshire Bedlam
BERKSHIRE BEDLAM
Berkshire Bedlam, renowned Cotswold Morris dancers from Wokingham in Berkshire, were formed in 1977, and perform a wide range of dances. While some are based on the legendary Leafield dances of Oxfordshire, the majority of today's repertoire is original compositions put together in recent years.
Berkshire Bedlam
Seven Champions Molly Dancers
SEVEN CHAMPIONS MOLLY DANCERS
" I think the Seven Champions Molly Dancers are fantastic. So different, what they do. When they started, it was so different, so powerful. They've still got the energy, and the precision, and that sort of madness. They're absolutely superb." - John Kirkpatrick, 1999
Do they still have it? You'll have to see them to find out.
Seven Champions Molly Dancers website Seven Champions Molly Dancers Facebook page
Devizes Jubilee Morris
DEVIZES JUBILEE MORRIS
Devizes Jubilee Morris was founded in 2012 with origins in Walter Rose and Son Butchers. Since then they have attracted comment and acclaim for our fresh, fast and entertaining style. They dance Adderbury, Stanton Harcourt, Bucknowle, and Field Town as well as newer traditions from Lewes, Chippenham, and their own Devizes style.
Devizes Jubilee Morris
Brighton Morris Men
BRIGHTON MORRIS MEN
Brighton Morris Men are a team of dancers based in and around Brighton and Hove on the south coast of England. We are seen out and about throughout the region performing an English ritual form of folk dancing.
Brighton Morris Men
Dorset Buttons Rapper
DORSET BUTTONS RAPPER
The Men’s Rapper Sword Dance team was formed in 1991 and performs dances that originate from the mining villages of Northumberland.
Dorset Buttons Rapper
Chelmsford Morris
CHELMSFORD MORRIS
Chelmsford have a men's side and a women's side. Chelmsford Men perform Cotswold morris dances from Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire and the women's side, known as Chelmsford Ladies, perform dances from Lancashire and Cheshire in the north-west of England in clogs.
Chelmsford Morris
Eken Morris
EKEN MORRIS
Eken Morris Dancers was formed in Stockholm 1979. The formation was a result of a growing interest in English folk music in the 1970’s. The dance English Cotswold Morris, mainly from villages of Bampton, Adderbury, Oddington, Bledington and Headington in Oxfordshire.
Eken Morris