Welcome to the web pages of Eynsham Morris


Eynsham Morris have a proud tradition stretching back to the nineteenth century and probably beyond.We have some of the most exciting and flamboyant dances in the morris tradition, and a dancing style to match. We try to live up to Cecil Sharp's description from 1908 (above).

Above: May Bank Holiday 2018: The team with 1970s founder member Dave Townsend (centre) and old friend the sculptor Michael Black

From the menu bar on the left you can find out where we're dancing, read about our long history, look at pictures and videos, and learn a bit about the dances. You can also find out about our home town, Eynsham. Contact us to find out more, to invite us to dance for you, or to join us.

More info: Find us on Facebook; email secretary@eynshammorris.org.uk

Feathers Russell, painted by
William Nicholson, ca. 1901

Can't get enough of Eynsham Morris?
After the dance - immediate download of
26-track album (or single tracks) in your
choice of high-quality MP3, FLAC

Category: Confirmed events
Oct 13
Oct 14
Oct 15
Oct 16
Oct 17
Oct 18
Oct 19

We have a Facebook page!
Follow us on Facebook to keep up
with our activities
And some pics on Instagram
Latest News

May 23, 2019
Eric Douglas
Sad to say our whistle-player Eric Douglas died on 22 May at the grand age of 89. He was a multi-talented instrumentalist. Condolences to Joy and his family - we'll miss him! eric_douglas_2010.jpg

May 4, 2019
May Holiday Dancing

We'll see you in the Square at noon then on round the village ending at the Swan - again at 6 and round to queen's Head, Newlands and White Hart

April 27, 2019
Our 2019 programme

Our programme for 2019 is now available! See the Programme page for details.

April 27, 2019
The May Ox is back!

NEWSFLASH: Return of the May Ox
For about 20 years an ox bearing a maid decked with garlands used to appear on May Morning at Aristotle Bridge in North Oxford. The effigy was created by the late Michael Black, the sculptor who restored the solemn, bearded Emperors' Heads outside the Sheldonian Theatre. Michael Black helped to create an alternative May Morning in North Oxford, inviting morris dancers to his home in Chalfont Road and furnishing them with a beery breakfast known as 'Black's Treat'. The nearby Anchor pub was a focus for their revels. Events declined in recent years due to the sculptor’s ill-health, and on St Valentine’s Day this year Michael Black died at the age of 90. One last appearance of the May Ox is scheduled for Aristotle Bridge on May Morning 2019. Celebrations are likely to last from 6 to 7.30am.

December 5, 2018
Lighting up Eynsham

Eynsham Morris are pleased to be joining in the Lighting Up Eynsham Christmas lights switch-on this Friday (7th December) at 5:30, processing down Mill St from the Library to The Square and providing music and song. see you there!

November 23, 2018
Music and song session

Don't miss Eynsham Morris Foremans Foray, music and singing  on  Wednesday 28th November at the Waggon & Horses in Southmoor!

May 5, 2018
Our 2018 season is here!

Check out the 2018 programme to see where to catch us (or avoid us!!) during the summer. Starting off with the May Bank Holiday in the Square on monday morning from 11-ish

February 27, 2017
2017 programme is emerging!

Spring is approaching! Check out the developing programme on our Calendar!

April 30, 2016
May morning

Catch up with Eynsham Morris  in the centre of Oxford with a host of other teams at 6 o'clock tomorrow 1st of May! Note that aftermany years our early morning Mayday appearances at the Anchor in Jericho have come to an end. Many thanks to Michael Black and Headington Quarry Morris Dancers for their support over the years

March 16, 2016
What's it all about?

Mike Heaney is giving a talk to the Eynsham Society in the Village Hall at 8 pm on 20 April on "Morris dancing – what’s it all about (especially in Eynsham)?"

January 18, 2016
Eynsham morris workshops

Eynsham is famous for its long and unique tradition of English morris dancing.

All members must have lived in the village for some time in their life , making us one of only 3 sides in England to achieve this closeness and the cameraderie that goes with it.

If you would like to be part of that local tradition join us at our workshop evenings.

Keep it living!


If you like it -- JOIN US
If you don't we'll still buy you a pint!

(From 19th January 2016 )
For more information:-
TEL: 07814 062 819
EMAIL: robinsawn@hotmail.com

May 7, 2015
May Bank Holiday 2015

Photographer Clive Jones caught up with us at the Jolly Sportsman in Eynsham on Bank Holiday Monday - he's kindly shared some of his photos with us. They're very evocative - have a look at them


April 2, 2015
2015 programme is now online!

Our 2015 programme is now online! Check it out using the Programme link on the left!

December 23, 2014
Boxing Day approaches!

Boxing Day is coming and Eynsham Morris's traditional appearances round the village. We start at the Square at noon then visit the Queen's Head, Newlands and White Hart through the afternoon. Shake off your post-turkey torpor and join us!

August 11, 2014

Sidmouth was a great success - check out our photos!