Marlow Morris Dancing Extravaganza – Sunday July 17th

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Appalachian Step Clog
Appalachian Step Clog Dancing

Something a bit different is coming to Marlow this Summer… we are being visited by a number of Morris Dancing groups for a special day long event.

Morris Dancing is a form of traditional English Folk Dance, and most people’s image of this is the type of dance involving (usually) men dancing around waving hankies and hitting sticks.

This is, however, just one form – and we are being visited by a selection of groups including 3 “Border”, 1 “Northwest” and one “Appalachian”  – which is not Morris dancing at all in fact, but “step clogging” to traditional American folk music.

If you in Marlow for the day, then you’ll find it hard to miss the action since there are performances from 11am to 4pm at various locations as follows:

The Hook Eagle Morris Men
The Hook Eagle Morris Men

The schedule for the day is – Marlow July 17th

  • 11am Higginson Park – massed Morris Dancing
  • 12pm- 4pm – The 2 Brewers, St Peter St – Morris and Appalachian dancing
  • 12pm to 3pm – Morris dancing at The Chequers, High St and The George and Dragon, The Causeway

Morris Teams performing will include – Hook Eagle Morris Men, Chiltern Hundreds North West Morris dancers, Alton Morris, Borderline Morris and Motley Morris Men and Cornucopia Appalachian Dancers

Incidentally, there is a Morris dance called “Rigs o’Marlow”… So is this a case of Morris Dancing “coming home”?!

Article author: Paul Merchant

About the author: Founded in its original version back in 2000 - yes the internet DID exist back then. Brought up in Marlow, went to school here, now has children at the same schools. Quite clearly loves all things Marlow - hence spending over 2 decades doing this!

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