Oxfordshire Morris — a living tradition
A historic tradition
A living tradition
Morris sides & villages
- Cry Havoc
- Icknield Way
- Mr Hemmings
- Old Speckled Hen
- Oxford City
This Cotswold side, based in Botley, was founded in 1993.
Fiddle, early 20th century,
Music for morris dancing is always performed live, on acoustic instruments, usually fiddle, melodeon and drum.
Cry Havoc band
A bootstick is ‘stamped’ on the ground to provide extra percussion.
Buzzard mask and hood, 2001
The ‘buzzard’ appears with Cry Havoc. Other sides have a fool or hobby horse. Their job is to clear space for dancing, warm up the crowd, and collect money.
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