The Morris Side of Kings Lynn


The King's Morris was formed in 1978. We are a revival side; like most modern teams we perform Cotswold Morris dances from many traditions across middle england.


We are members of The Morris Federation, an association of mixed Morris teams, which has about 490 member sides.


The King's Morris present dancing tours in North-West Norfolk on bank holidays, and on some Friday evenings in Summer we dance outside local village pubs. On the second Sunday in September we invite several other dance teams to join us for massed Morris in King's Lynn (as part of Heritage Open Day). Like many other teams we perform on Boxing Day to mark the "re-discovery" of Morris dancing in 1899 by the folklorist Cecil Sharp. And we take great pride in presenting the traditional King's Lynn May Garland on May Day.


The dancers outfits consist of white shirts and trousers, and light grey top hats. Their baldrics, bellpads and hat ribbons are in the King's Lynn town colours of blue and yellow.


We wear the old heraldic shield of the town, showing three dragons' heads, on our baldrics. Our musicians perform the traditional dance tunes on fiddle, melodeons, accordion and pipe-and-tabor.

If you are interested in joining the team, or hiring it for a display, contact our Bagman,

David Jackson, 9 Edward Street, Kings Lynn, Norfolk PE30 5QS

Telephone 01553 768930


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some forthcoming events....

Saturday 24th March - Tapping House Spring Fair 11/2:00
Easter Monday Dance Tour
11:30 - The Rose & Crown, Snettisham
12:30 - Norfolk Lavender
2:00 - The Lifeboat, Thornham
May Day
Dancing The Dawn
Parading the Garland (from lunchtime around Town Centre)
Monday May 7th
May Bank Holiday Dance Tour
venues TBA
Friday 11th - Summer pub danceouts commence
venues TBA
Saturday 24th June - Summer event, Dersingham Coach and Horses
6th July - Lobster Potties, Sheringham (TBC)
Saturday 21st July - Snettisham Village Fete 12-5:00
4th & 5th August - Sandringham food & drink festival
11th/12th August - Kings Lynn Folk in the Town (TBC)
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Plough Monday Celebrations 8th. January 2018

The Pub is closed (the village are trying to take it over) so this year we will assemble at:-
* Assemble at the Sports and Social Club in Hovells Lane, Northwold, IP26 5LX (plenty of parking, toilets, etc.)
*Leave there at 7.10pm to arrive at St. Andrew's Church for 'Blessing of the Plough' ceremony at 7.30pm (Rural Dean) at Lych Gate. Torch bearers and Traffic Control will lead the way.
*After The Plough has been blessed - dancing and Mummer's Play
Order:- 1. King's Morris
2. Mummers (who need to go ahead to do refreshments)
3. Misfit Molly / Green Dragon (in any order we chose)
4. Broom Dance (possibly also school pupils)
*All then process to Haylock's Barn to repeat dancing and Mummer's Play, partake of refreshments and finally, back to the Sport's and Social Club for more refreshments - the bar will be open!

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