Newark 2022

16th & 17th July

ARTISTS

Artists – the story so far!

Way of the Wyrd Border Morris …

bring their lively dances all the way from Loughborough.


Anstey Royale Chalfont …

was formed in 1984 by a group of women keen to dance the vigorous style of Morris dancing from the Northwest of England. They are currently the only women's team performing this tradition in Leicestershire.


North Muskham Pinkies …

perform their traditional plough play in January. They have written a new play linked to the town's bull and bear baiting post and will be performing it in the Market Place and in the Castle Gardens. No animals will be hurt during the performances.


Dukes Dandy Clog …

from Retford started more than 40 years ago and are still dancing.


Poacher Morris…

are Lincoln's foremost border morris dance side. They are also Lincoln's only border morris dance side.


Strictly Clog …

from Sheffield will be with us again. They take clog dancing back to basics with minimum choreography and greater emphasis on the partnership between the music and the dance.


Twostep …

have travelled from Northumberland to dance at Newark. This is their penultimate festival performance before they appear at Whitby Folk Week in August.


Liberty Hill North-West Morris …

are a new women's North West Morris team. Formed 'virtually' during lockdown by a group of like-minded, experienced dancers who got together to set up a team with a bit of oomph, style and a difference.


Kesteven Morris …

practice in Sleaford on Tuesday nights and welcome new members! They dance at multiple bookings throughout the year, and can often be found in the pub!


Black Annis Morris …

from Leicester are celebrating 40 years of dancing this year. Come and meet Horsey, their new hobby horse, and see their new kit.


Minster Strays Morris …

are based in the Howardian Hills in Yorkshire. They have a varied repertoire of both Border and Cotswold Morris.


Lincoln & Micklebarrow Morris Men …

were formed by an amalgamation of two teams, Lincoln Morris Men and, unsurprisingly, Micklebarrow Morris Men, in 2001. They dance in the Cotswold style and are our most local side.


Restless Soles …

are an enthusiastic clogging team from Derby who learn and perform Appalachian clogging and Old Time music that has influences from many traditional dance and music forms from around the world.


Maltby Sword Dancers …

are a Longsword and Rapper team from Maltby in South Yorkshire. They are a community-based team of enthusiasts who specialise in traditional English Traditional Sword Dancing. They perform dances in two distinct styles: Longsword dances of the Yorkshire region sometimes with their accompanying Plough Stots dances and the short sword or 'Rapper' dances from North-Eastern England .


The Maids of Clifton North-West Morris Team …

are a female dance team based in Nottingham, and dancing traditional and original clog dances in the North-west tradition of morris dancing.


Greenwood Step Clog

are based in Nottingham and were formed in 1974 by Sue Grimes. They danced for the opening of the Broadmarsh Centre. They formed as an off shoot of NTMC (Nottingham Traditional Music Club 1967 - 1989), and consisted of the wives / morris widows of Dolphin Morris, Sullivans Sword, Old Oss Mummers and a rapper side. They dance step clog, mostly from northern England, Scotland, and Wales, and choreograph all dances to suit our members and create a varied spectacle. Step-clog dancing involves fast and intricate steps, performed wearing clogs with wooden soles (ideally made of ash wood) and leather uppers.


Tatterfoals

are a mixed team based in Scunthorpe who dance North West, Garland, and 'Hankie' and are named for a 'mythical ghost like horse, said to roam the lanes of Lincolnshire!