are the “Fylde Coast Cloggers”
and we will be in
are an all-women morris
dance team dancing in the style typical in the
dances are peculiar to the “
dances derive from the
local celebrations on workers’ festival days.
These are known as processional dances performed in the
processions accompanied by musicians and all kinds of merrymaking. Many of these dances are
known by the names
of the northwest of
Tradition has it that morris dancing was originally performed only by men, but during the wars of the 19th and 20th centuries, there were so many young men lost in battle, that there were not enough of them left to continue performing the dances, and the tradition would have died out. It was the women left behind who rescued the dances and continued the tradition, and now the dances survive to this day and are alive and well. These days it is very common to find mixed or all women teams.
Above all, our dances are very lively and we hope you will see that we dance just for the fun of it.
We wear a very attractive and colourful uniform: a pretty white blouse, a red skirt with a frilly white petticoat and, over the top, a green apron decorated with the windmill, which is the emblem of our home town. We wear black stockings and traditional English leather clogs with wooden soles. The clogs are trimmed with bells, which jingle to the accompaniment of the clatter of the wooden soles on the ground.
The dancing is accompanied by musicians, playing tunes which are as traditional as the dances themselves.
team dances at folk dance
events all over
are well aware that Breton
people really enjoy exhibitions of folk dancing because some of our
members are regular visitors to
So, here we are!
If you would like to see us, please contact André Nabat
Rue Paul Pourhiët
Thank you . . . . .