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
1 week ago
Paddy Murfitt just sent us this message….
I wonder if any one could shed light on this:
Written in 1967, by an elderly lady from my village West Dereham in West Norfolk, about her youth some 70 years earlier.
“Another side of village life (of which I wish I could remember more) was the Boxing Day visit of some of the men, in fearful and wonderful array and with blackened faces, they danced and sang and were suitably rewarded. Nor do I recall the name by which they were known, but it was not “The Mummers”, as it was in many places.”
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2 months ago
SUN 28 AUG Danceout.
The Orange Tree, Thornham 12.30pm
The Lifeboat Inn, Thornham 1.30pm
(Bank holiday weekend – allow plenty of time to travel,
and avoid the traffic jams on the Lynn bypass and the coast road). … See MoreSee Less