Welcome to the web pages of Eynsham Morris

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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

***Coronavirus***

Our 2020 programme is on hold during the present coronavirus emergency. We'll bring out a programme as soon as we reasonably can.  Meanwhile if you can't wait to see us dance you can check out our videos, keep up with us on Facebook, and if you want more, we are members of The Morris Federation which has lots of information about all kinds of morris!

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Feathers Russell, painted by
William Nicholson, ca. 1901

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Latest News


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.




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