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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, Headington, Sherborne and our own dances.

These all help to broaden the wonderful variety of styles we perform within the Cotswold Tradition.

William Kemp(e) dancing

from London to Norwich (1600).