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Morris Dancers

We’ve got dancing with bells on! Hot stepping around Lulworth Castle, catch our troops of Morris Dancers jingling and stick bashing in trad English stylee. Festus Derriman and Wyvern Jubilee Morris are two sides from the South Coast who will coming to join in the fun. WYVERN JUBILEE MORRIS:
Wyvern Jubilee Morris are an all male Morris dancing side based up the road from our wonderful Camp Bestival site in the lovel Yeovil, Somerset.
The team was formed in 1977 by employees of Westland Helicopters Ltd, for a one-off performance as part of the Queen's Silver Jubilee celebrations.
The group perform a selection of dances in the Cotswold tradition, mainly from the villages of Adderbury, Bledington, and Headington and bring some of the Somerset charm with them FESTUS DERRIMAN:
Festus Derriman is a character in Thomas Hardy's 'Trumpet Major'. Since this novel features the village we know as Upwey, where our Morris Side is based, it seemed like a logical name. The side was formed in the late 80's.  We have 6 musicians- 2 of whom also dance and 10 dancers. We dance Cotswold Morris- usually the Adderbury and Bampton traditions- with the odd Fieldtown thrown in. We do Morris Dancing our way and enjoy it! We are a mixed side and part of the Morris Federation. Our aim is to keep the traditions alive, be entertaining and enjoy ourselves.