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Keeping the Morris tradition alive (men behaving badly with hankies, sticks, bells and baldrics)

Not all elderly!
During the summer months we dance Cotswold Morris and the occasional dance from other traditions. You can find us in some unspoiled corner of the Chilterns near the borders of Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire, in close proximity to a pub. We also go on trips, so you may even be lucky enough to stumble upon us somewhere else in England... or even abroad! But usually in close proximity to a pub. We're also well known for cracking a tune or two in the bar afterwards...

Click here to see our 2024 Summer Programme

Squire - >>John Farthing
Bagman - >>Tony Smith - the man to contact about bookings, diary dates and stuff. If you're polite, pleasant & patient, the Bagman may be able to help you.
Treasurer - >>Barry Watson
Webmaster - >>Tony Smith

Quotable Quotes

"Ah, something for your diaries - we're going somewhere - but I haven't got a date yet"

Badger - Philosopher-in-Residence

"Seeing you dance has been an unforgettable experience"
name withheld*

*he responded well to counselling but still has occasional flashbacks.

Videos on the Interweb Thingy

>>Socially distanced May Day part 1

>>Socially distanced May Day part 2

>>The Invisible Stick Dance

>>Bonnie Green Garters

>>Morris v Rave*
*This film, commissioned by the ICA as part of the Dance School event explores the comparisons between traditional British Morris dancing and contemporary Rave dancing. Stick with it - it includes the incomparable philosophy of our very own Badger near the beginning and again near the end!

What's Happening Next?

We are delighted to have had a full Summer of dancing out in 2023, including different pubs on Thursday evenings and several village fetes.

Click Here to see the full programme, which includes links to Google Maps for each dance location.


Logically, this is likely to be Aldbury

Our Village
Our home village, Aldbury, lies not far from Tring in the far North-West of Hertfordshire, very near the Bucks border (and quite close to Bedfordshire, too). The village stands at the foot of the Chiltern hills, with the magnificent woods of Ashridge climbing above. It remains very picturesque, centred around its pond and green, the latter indulgently equipped with whipping post and stocks. >>click here for a map.

Last Updated: not a lot changes, but the website was updated in March 2024