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Full Moon Morris

Traditions...

Full Moon perform Morris dances from the Cotswold "traditions", which basically refer to the villages in and around the Cotswold hills where the dances were originally performed. The origins of the dances are far from clear and you'll hear a different story about them from each Morris side you talk to (in Morris terminology, a dance team is known as a "side").

Full Moon's main traditions are Headington (near Oxford), Lichfield (north of Birmingham), and Oddington (Gloucestershire). We also perform some dances from Adderbury, Brackley, Badby and other traditions.

Here's a complete list -

Headington
Blue Eyed Stranger
Rigs O'Marlow
Constant Billy
Trunkles
Bean Setting

Lichfield
Vandalls of Hammerwich
Sheriff's Ride
Ring O Bells
Jenny Lind
Milly's Bequest
Bare Footed Quaker

Oddington
Highland Mary
Young Collins

Eynsham
Brighton Camp

Adderbury
Sweet Jenny Jones
Lads a'Bunchum
Shooting

Badby
Bean Setting
Beaux of London City (= Shooting)
Broad Cupid

Brackley
Jockey to the Fair

Fieldtown
Valentine
Balance the Straw
Step Back

Upton-on-Severn
Stick dance

Music

We have several musicians who provide music for the dancers using instruments such as the melodeon (a type of button accordian), concertina, whistle, pibgorn (a Welsh hornpipe), Welsh bagpipes and fiddle.

Backgrounds by Marie