Dance sides coming to this year’s festival

boggarts breakfast

Boggart’s Breakfast are a mixed border morris team based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.


Belfagan is a morris side for women based in the western Lake District. They dance in the north-west clog tradition with traditional dances from around the north-west of England and some new dances created by the side. Many onlookers comment favourably on the dresses. They are based on an updated version of a mill-girl’s dress style from the 18th century. The dances have historical links to this era and workplace.


Legs Levens are an Appalachian clog dancing team based in Levens. They are accompanied by the Limestone Cowboys.

thieving magpie 1

Thieving Magpie are a mixed border morris side who like dancing, waving big sticks about and yelling. They sing as well. They were formed in 2006 and their motto is “No hankies or flowers. Leave nowt but blood, wood and feathers.”

Furness Morris

Furness Morris our local morris side. They are Cumbria’s longest established side. They dance a wide variety of Cotswold Morris traditions, some Border Morris, Longsword, and their very own Ulverston North-West Morris dance.


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