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.
On Saturday 2nd July we will join a host of other Morris sides dancing around Abingdon as guests of Mr Hemmings Traditional Abingdon Morris Dancers. Our dancing starts at 11:00 at the Broad Face pub and then moves on to the market square and other locations around the centre of Abingdon. Just listen for the music and you will find Morris. Finishes with all sides at the Brewery Tap pub at around 3:15.