Collected dances

Dances collected from traditional sources

  1. The Royton Morris Dance

collected by Maud Karpeles and a notation and other details published in 1930 in "The Lancashire Morris Dance" 

Sidmouth 1990




  1. Holme Chapel

collected by Maud Karpeles from Fred Hanby, leader of the Mossley Morris Dancers in 1938 and transcribed from her notes by Fred Hamer.

Sidmouth 1990 on The Ham


  1. The Go​dley Hill Morris Dance

(various collectors including Graham in 1911, Crompton in 1929 and Karpeles in 1937) 

The dance is nearly always referred to as "Boatmans" and this video shows us dancing it at Holmfirth Festival of Folk