The Royton Morris Dance

Sidmouth 1990


YouTube video outside the Man and Scythe in Bolton


YouTube Video taken at Holmfirth Festival of Folk 2013

On a tour organised by Spen Valley Longsword in the 1980s one of the dance spots in Hebden Bridge was in a park with no room for us to dance as it consisted mainly of a huge circular flower bed with a path around the outside so we improvised!


This video is part of Tony Barrand's collection and shows some figures from Royton performed on the quayside in Newcastle-upon-Tyne ​at Tyne and Wear Folk Moot in 1982.

It shows our original version of In and Out and Single Mossley.
It just misses how we used to do Up-in-fours