Starting soon after lunch, or while you have your lunch in the Market Walk area and proceeding to The Park – very popular last year so we welcome back, for even bigger audiences …….
Somerset Morris: Are a women’s Cotswold Morris dancing side based in the Bristol and Bath area.
Somerset Morris perform Cotswold Morris dances which come from the villages of Ducklington (Oxon), Kirtlington (Oxon) and Ilmington (Worcs). These dances are characterized by the use of sticks or handkerchiefs and require considerable physical dexterity. Women did dance the Morris in the past but there were fewer female sides than today.
We also perform a set of unusual dances which originate from the Friendly Societies. These self-help societies were based in the villages and were at their most active during the 19th century. The information on the dances they performed was discovered in society minute books.
Somerset Morris will perform on Market Walk at 2pm, and then in The Park www.somersetmorris.org.uk
BEETLECRUSHERS is a clog and step dance group, established in 1982, to perform at folk festivals in the UK and abroad. You will also find us with other dance sides outside pubs, on village greens or in village halls all over the country.
The Crushers perform clog routines from England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, with stepping or step dances from the Isle of Man, Quebec and Cape Breton.
Regular members of the side particularly value the easy and sociable atmosphere that is present when we meet, at practice or at Dance
Beetlecrushers will perform on Market Walk at