Bampton Traditional Morris Dancers look forward to seeing Bampton folk old and new out following the dancing and getting together to enjoy what is always a great spectacle. With all the Bampton Morris sides dancing in the streets, pubs and gardens and with visiting sides joining in the evening it’s sure to be, once again, an amazing weekend.
19:00 – Morris Practise (weather permitting)
Sadly due to lack of resource for the planning stages there will be no SPAJERS Great Shirt Race this year.
12:00 – Morris Practise
After Morris Practise – Aunt Sally match, Locals Vs Campers.
08:30 – Dancing starts at the Junction of Bushey Row and New Road and continues throughout the day.
18:00 – Guest teams (see below) join Bampton Traditional Morris at The Horse Shoe.
c 21:00 – Last dance at The Horse Shoe
c 21:00 – Music and singing session in The Horse Shoe
Guest Morris Sides
Eynsham dance their own tradition which they describe as “exciting and flamboyant”. We cannot argue! Eynsham bring an energy and tempo to their dance which, along with their pheasant-feathered headgear never fails to delight the crowds.
Summertown are a women’s side from Oxford dancing in the Cotswold style from the traditions of Ascott-under-Wychwood, Wheatley, and Ducklington.
Sutton Masque is a mixed side from Sutton-in-the-Isle in the Cambridgeshire Fens dancing Border Morris. A relatively young side (formed in 2014) they have been busy, dancing at major festivals including Towersey and Chippenham.