Welcome to the web pages of Eynsham Morris

Boxing Day 2023          

Boxing Day 2023

Eynsham Morris have a proud tradition stretching back to the nineteenth century and probably beyond. There have been some breaks but we've now put more than 40 years of dancing behind us since we restarted! 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).

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

Mick Barlow
We're sorry to learn of the death of Mick Barlow. Mick joined the side very early on and was a member over 40 years, mainly as a dancer but latterly tending to play tambourine. He was devoted to his wife Carol who passed away five years ago. Mick was a great character, a stalwart of the team and will be sorely missed.
Mick Barlow
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Feathers Russell, painted by
William Nicholson, ca. 1901

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Category: Confirmed events
Sunday
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Monday
Jul 15
Tuesday
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Wednesday
Jul 17
Thursday
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Friday
Jul 19
Saturday
Jul 20
          Linton and Linmouth weekend with Armaleggan
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Linton and Linmouth weekend with Armaleggan
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Latest News


March 24, 2024
Bryan 'Duffers' Duffield
Duffers We've heard the very sad news that Bryan 'Duffers' Duffield has passed away at the grand old age of 88. Bryan was a stalwart member of the side playing the drum for many years.

March 12, 2023
Nous serons en France!

We are travelling to the home of our French member David, La Chapelle-Hermier in the Vendée and performing on Saturday at the Mi Carême Festival in the neighbouring town of Coex.See https://www.facebook.com/MCCOEX


December 23, 2022
Boxing Day

Come rain, snow, hail or shine we'll be out on Boxing Day starting in the Square! What better way to work off the Christmas turkey?


July 14, 2022
Dennis Green
We're sorry to learn of the death of Dennis Green. Dennis was one of the founding members when Eynsham Morris restarted in 1979, and he was a scion of one of Eynsham's old morris dancing families to boot! Our condolences to his family.

March 30, 2022
Nearly thirty years ago

Nearly 30 years ago Eynsham Morris put in an appearance at Dancing England, the annual national event showcasing the best in English folk dancing. A video of part of our display has just been put on Youtube for your delight. It shows Brighton Camp followed by most of Figure 8. Some of us are still around!


March 30, 2022
Brian Mitchell R.I.P.

Brian Mitchell 

We're sorry to have to announce the death on 6th March of our friend and colleague Brian Mitchell after a long struggle against cancer. Even when illness stopped him dancing he remained a loyal and enthusiastic team member adding to our music line-up. R.I.P. Brian and our condolences to his wife Lucia


January 11, 2022
Wassail!

Don't forget the wassail at the Peace Oak community orchard, on Saturday January 15! Starting at 4pm there will be colour, noise and music! The orchard is accessible through the recent development off Newland St, past the Newlands Inn towards the roundabout.


July 28, 2021
Tuesday dance-out

We're pleased to  have another dance in the village on Tuesday 3rd August! Starting in The Square at 7 pm. moving on to the White Hart and then back to the Queen's Head to finish off. Our guests will be the splendid Mason's Apron. See you there!


July 6, 2021
See you at North Leigh!

We'll be at the Mason's Arms in North Leigh from 7 pm on Tuesday 13 July, with Kirtlington Morris. Should be a fine evening!


February 1, 2020
Imbolc!

We're out with our good friends Armaleggan this coming Wednesday 5th February. We'll all be at The Bear & Ragged Staff in Cumnor from 8pm. No doubt there will be lots of dancing, music, songs and fun so feel free to join us if you need something to brighten up a cold night.It will be the start of spring too, so happy Imbolc everyone!


November 22, 2019
Lighting Up Eynsham

Join us in singin g at Lighting Up Eynsham in the Square and in the church at 5:30 on 6 December! 


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.




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