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.
Whit Monday 2022 will be on a Saturday!
In 2022 the Spring Bank Holiday has been re-scheduled to Thursday 2nd June to make an extra-long weekend with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on Friday the 3rd of June. Since the town of Bampton traditionally has other activities over the holiday weekend, some rescheduling that suits the various stakeholders has been agreed.
The traditional Whit Monday Bampton Morris dancing will take place on Saturday, 4th June, 2022. We hope we can welcome all our supporters back for a reasonably normal day of dance.