Brackley is located in the South West corner of Northamptonshire. The Brackley Morris Men are listed by the Morris Ring as one of only seven remaining ‘traditional’ Cotswold Morris sides in England, and are the only one to survive in Northamptonshire. The choruses and figures of their dances are unique to Brackley, and they are valued as an important part of Northamptonshire’s local heritage.
As with most Cotswold sides, they wear white shirts and trousers. However the men each choose their own colours for baldrics and rosettes, a practice thought to date back to the time when the men went touring from Brackley and picked up dancers from other local villages on the way.
Their annual outings are on May Day, St Georges Day, Boxing Day and over the August Bank Holiday weekend. They also perform at fete’s and other events throughout the year.
They continue to thrive through receiving regular bookings, and a regular influx of new dancers and musicians. If you’d like to learn more, please visit the Brackley Morris Men website