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The Traditional Ilmington Morris Men

Follow the local Morris Men

There is a continuing tradition of Morris dancing within the village of Ilmington which goes back more than 300 years.

Undergoing periods of revival over the years the dances of the village have remained within certain families for generations, being handed down from father to son by oral tradition. After a chance meeting between Cecil Sharp and the Headington Quarry Morris Dancers in 1899, the Morris was carefully noted and Ilmington received a visit from Mr Sharp in the early 1900s to ‘collect’ our dances. Since that time the side has continued to flourish in the village and has become of notable interest to Morris dancers world-wide. Ilmington dances are performed in the USA!

The Morris is performed at certain times of the year in the village, at local events, at local pubs and festivals at home and abroad.

If you would like more information about the village Morris and where to be able to see them, please visit

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