Dance Repertoire

Currently Rag Morris dance about 40 dances in the following traditions (our name/nickname given in brackets where applicable!):

Bampton (-in-the-Bush):
'Shave the Donkey' (actually 'Step and Fetch Her'!), The Rose Tree, Highland Mary ('Chicken Chasing')

Adderbury:
The Beaux of London City ('Shooting'), The Black Joke, South Australia, The Quaker, The Three Musketeers (Skirmish), Sweet Jenny Jones

Field Town:
Balance the Straw, Old Molly Oxford, The Blue-eyed Stranger, Dearest Dicky, The Old Woman Tossed Up, The Banks of the Dee, The Lass of Richmond Hill, Shepherd's Hey, (aka 'Trees' or Signposts)

Sherborne:
The Cuckoo's Nest, Monck's March, Orange and Blue/The Orange in Bloom, Over the Hills, Young Collins (aka 'Stamp and Clap'), The Old Woman Tossed up in a Blanket, Travel by Steam,

Ascott-under-Wychwood:
The Black Joke, Valentine, Young Collins (aka 'Stick Chucking')

Lichfield:
The Vandalls of Hammerwich, Ring o' Bells

Oddington:
London Pride, Young Collins, Constant Billy, The Old Frog Dance (Swaggering Boney)

Bucknell:
The Queen's Delight, Constant Billy,

Upton-upon-Severn:
Stick dance (based on the Chingford version)

Rag:
The traditions were by no means static in their heyday, and continue to develop today. In that spirit Rag Morris have added two dances of their own: The Bad Boys of Dunkirk (in the Border Style) and Red Arrows (in a Cotswold style).

Jigs:
Jigs, being essentially individual dances, are not part of our side's official repertoire, but a number of them are danced by various members.

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