Dance: Morris, Clog, Rapper, Appalachian, Longsword and Ceilidh

On Saturday we welcome the first of our many Morris Sides to compliment the musicians performing at four open air stages.

The Festival is grateful to the following  dance sides who have agree to grace our Town of Bridport with their spectacular fusion of Dance and Music;

Hobos, Quayside Cloggies, Enigma, Sidmouth Steppers, Spank the Planks, Anonymouse,  Bradninch Morris, Sweet Coppin, Bloodstone, Festus Derriman, Taunton deane, Borderline ( Devon ), No Mean Feet, Firestone, Somptin Village, Full Moon, Beltane, Alton Morris, Yetminster Irish dance, Wessex Morris , Wylde Morris, Uplyme Morris, Bridport Maypole Dance Troupe.

Wessex Morris Men

On Sunday, WESSEX Morris, one of the foremost Cotswold Morris sides in the Country will be appearing as part of their 60th Anniversary Celebration Tour.

‘Wessex’ along with 24 other Dance sides including Appalachian, Clog, Border and Cotswold sides, will bring South Street to a vibrant and musical explosion with a colourful array of Bells, swords and sticks with the occasional white kerchief waving in the air.

This is one event definitely not to be missed!

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Festival Ceilidh

Are your feet itching to dance but unsure of the steps?  then how about going along to one of our Ceilidh Workshops prior to one the Festival Ceilidhs to be held in the Church hall led by Monty Crook.We are delighted to announce that ‘No Strings Attached’  are to be our Festival Ceilidh Band.

‘NSA’ who have a strong and well deserved reputation for creating the brilliant musical dynamics essential for every successful Ceilidh are the real McCoy when it comes to generating the desire to dance.

Sunday Festival Special


With 24 Dance sides on Sunday weather permitting,we are going to celebrate the festival with an attempt on the World Record for the number of Morris and related sides to simultaneously dance  ‘The Bonny Green Garter’. The attempt  hopefully televised will be ratified on site and success or failure (which is not an option) will be announced prior to the closing  Ceilidh Finale’ at  5.15pm the likes of which have never before been seen in Dorset. Be part of it.