In the small West Oxfordshire town of Bampton (Bampton-in-the-bush) Morris dancing has a very long history, and the Morris is taken quite seriously. Bampton is one of the very few English towns or villages with a unique Morris tradition that has an unbroken history stretching back centuries. The Bampton Morris dances are among the most popular of the dances favoured by revival Morris sides in England and throughout the world. Today Bampton has no fewer than three Morris sides (or teams) representing the tradition.

Welcome to the web home of the Traditional Bampton Morris Dancers where you can learn about the Bampton Morris as embodied in the history and dances of our side.


It will come as no surprise that we will not be offering the traditional Whit Monday dancing this year due to the COVID-19 health emergency. For the many who would have turned out to see us and our fellow Morris sides in Bampton we can only wish your the best of health and we hope to see you all in 2021.

Note that this has been agreed by all of the Bampton Morris sides so please do not travel to Bampton this Whit Monday.