In the small West Oxfordshire town of Bampton (Bampton-in-the-bush) Morris dancing has a very long history, and the Morris is taken quite seriously. Bampton is one of the very few English towns or villages with a unique Morris tradition that has an unbroken history stretching back centuries. The Bampton Morris dances are among the most popular of the dances favoured by revival Morris sides in England and throughout the world. Today Bampton has no fewer than three Morris sides (or teams) representing the tradition.

Welcome to the web home of the Traditional Bampton Morris Dancers where you can learn about the Bampton Morris as embodied in the history and dances of our side.


Next Appearances

Whit Monday (Spring Bank Holiday, 30 May) is fast approaching. TBMD has awakened from its winter slumbers and we are looking forward to seeing all our friends on our big day of dance. Look for further details on the Whitsun 2016 link above.

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  • Written about 3 days ago
    Monday 30th of May and #bampton will be a sea of white for our annual #dayofdance come and join the fun from 9am!
  • Written about 4 days ago
    Providing the weather holds, we will continue our practice tonight behind the Talbot in #Bampton from 7pm #morris #dancing
  • Written about 10 days ago
    Our annual day of dance is fast approaching. 30th May, all around the beautiful village of #Bampton #oxfordshire #morrisdancing