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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At Sheringham. Photo courtesy of Richard Farrow ... See MoreSee Less

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A painting of Kings by the super talented artist Emily Chapman ... See MoreSee Less

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dancing outside The Farmers Arms at Knights Hill at 8pm, Tuesday 6th June

Sunday 18 June Midsummer Festival Coach and Horses Dersingham 2pm and 3pm
Saturday 1st July Sheringham Potties Morris Festival

Saturday 8th July Ely Folk Festival

Saturday 15th July Burnham Market Fete

Friday 21st July dance-out-(venue tbc)

Friday 28th July KL Festival+Demon Barbers

Saturday and Sunday 4th and 5th August Sandringham Craft Fair

Friday 11th August dance-out-(tbc)

Saturday 19th August Gayton Jubilee Hall fete pm-(tbc)

Sunday 27th August lunchtime/afternoon dance-out (tbc)

Saturday/Sunday 2nd/3rd September Shouldham Kings Arms Beer Festival- either day.(tbc)
Two dance spots during the afternoon.

Sunday 10th September KL Heritage Day

Saturday 23rd September Peterborough MM Day of Dance

Sunday 15th October Hempton Folk dance event (tbc)

Saturday 25th November Hunstanton Christmas Fair (tbc)

Tuesday 26th December Boxing Day Swan, South Wootton (tbc) ... See MoreSee Less

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I was a bit late getting to Wells yesterday and so missed you. But I did see a mini-Kings Morris dancer and it was so heartwarming. I know that my Dad, Ian (for those that knew him), would be super happy to see young dancers get involved. Morris on and I hope to see you somewhere soon. ... See MoreSee Less

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