About

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.

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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.

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The stories are traditionally English; mainly pre-Christian.  They combine narration, dance, music and occasionally song, and each last about 20 to 30 minutes.  There are currently five stories:

  • The Green Man – The cycle of seasons and the spirit of the Wildwood
  • The Knuckerhole Dragon – A traditional story from around Arundel
  • Herne the Hunter – Another one of those mythical good(ish) guys
  • The Kings Men – The story of the Rollright stones near Oxford
  • Cerridwen Cauldron – The story of the birth of Taliesin
  • John Barleycorn – The tale of the growing and harvest of barley

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