Whitsun 2023 (Monday, 29th May)

Whitsun dancing schedule and other useful information

Whit Monday 2023 has now passed but we will leave this page up until next year so visitors can get an idea of what a typical Whitsun Day of Dance looks like. We'll try to get some photos up soon.

Morris dancing has been part of Bampton's Whitsun (now Spring Bank Holiday) festivities for centuries. Here is the information you need to join us in this ancient tradition. Dancing begins early with each side starting off at their home pub and carries on until late afternoon when there is a break for tea (and perhaps a bit more). Dancing resumes around 6:00 pm with the invited sides taking over the show at various locations around the centre of town.

This year we are delighted to welcome Winchester Morris Men and Mad Jack's Morris as our guest sides.

2023 Programme
Whitsun Dancing

09:00   Talbot Hotel
09:30   Village Hall car park
10:00   The Lanes
10:30   The Morris Clown
11:10   Market Square War Memorial
11:30   Church gates
12:00   Lunch
13:00   The Old George
13:30   The Talbot
14:00   Westbrook House
14:30   The Horseshoe
15:00   Wood House
15:30   The Deanery
16:15   Gothurst
17:00   Tea (with guest sides)
18:00   Guest side dancing
    with Winchester Morris Men
    and Mad Jack's Morris
    All times approximate.


Google Map of TBMD dance locations

If you want to catch all the Morris dancing in Bampton, visit the Royal British Legion stand in the Town Hall carpark where you can pick up a schedule and map of all three sides' dancing for a small donation. Also may be available at the bar in The Morris Clown.

Camping Information

Camping facilities are available for visiting Morris dancers. Please contact the bagman for details.

Click here for a PDF copy of this year's programme