13th – 15th September

We are delighted that a number of excellent teams from around the country and Europe that have agreed to attend this years event and will be sure to put on a great show! 

Take a look at the below for info on the teams and where to find us over the course of the weekend. We look forward to seeing you all at some of Newcastle’s finest pubs. 

Saddleworth

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Saddleworth dances are noisy and complex. Dancers perform in Lancashire clogs, with wooden soles and shod with iron. They are also famous for their spectacular hats, stacked high with fresh flowers. 

Barnsley Sword

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Look out for their red socks! you can’t miss them! Barnsley Longsword are a long established team who will be performing their dances for Yorkshire. 

Westminster Morris

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The Westminster Morris Men perform dances from the Cotswold area of England (Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire, and environs).  

Speelschaar Ossaart (Belgium)

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Our Dutch friends perform English Morris dances throughout the Netherlands and often visit the UK. Their last visit to Tyneside was 5 years ago and we look forward to welcoming them back. 

Teams will be joining up on the Friday night at  the Left Luggage Room (Monkseaton Metro Station) for drinks and some casual dancing. 

Saturday 14th September

Tour1
Barnsley
Westminster
Speelschaar Ossaart

10:15 – Northumberland Street, Newcastle
10:45 – Greys Monument, Newcastle
11:15 – Old Eldon Square, Newcastle
13:00- Tyne Bar, Ouseburn
15:00 – Cannon Inn, Earsdon
18:30 – 18:45 Ship Inn, Monkseaton

Tour 2
Saddleworth
Monkseaton

10:15 – Old Eldon Square, Newcastle
10:45 – Greys Monument, Newcastle
11:15 – Northumberland Street, Newcastle
13:00 – Tyne Bank Brewery, Walker
15:00 – Left Luggage Room, Monkseaton
18:30 – 18:45 Ship Inn, Monkseaton

Sunday 15th September

10:00 – Performance area Spanish City, Whitley Bay

11:30 – 12:15 Monkseaton Arms, Monkseaton