JMO 20th Anniversary – Regional Day of Dance 2023 (London)

Saturday 21 October, 10:30am6:30pm

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JMO 20th Anniversary – Regional Day of Dance 2023 (London)

In 2023 the Joint Morris Organisations are running a series of regional days of dance to celebrate 20 years since the national Day of Dance in Trafalgar Square in November 2003 which was held to celebrate the exemption of “morris dancing” from the Licensing Act 2003.

These regional events are hosted by a collaboration of members of teams of all three morris organisations in the UK – The Morris Federation, The Morris Ring, and Open Morris.

The regional event for the South East, and finale of these events, is in London on Sat 21st October 2023.


See here for the full Programme: JMO London Day of Dance 2023 Programme.  The outline plan is:

  • 10:30-11:30 Teams tour locally to their arrival station
  • 12:00-15:00 Trafalgar Square.  All teams – 2 separate dance spaces.
  • 15:00-18:30 Tours of central London until dusk

Details of teams booked are listed below.


In 2003, over 50 teams attended the original day of dance.  Our records show that these teams were booked:

  • (Morris Federation) Beetlecrushers, Berkshire Bedlam, Boojum, Bullnose, Buttercross Belles, Chinewrde, Ditchling, East Saxon Sword, Elephant up a Pole, Fleur de Lys, Grimspound, Hammersmith, Iron Men & Severn Gilders, Jackstraws, Knockhundred Shuttles, Knots of May, Mayflower, Morris Offspring, Mortimers, New Esperance, Pigsty, Rampant Rooster, Samhain, Seven Champions, Sompting Village, Wild Hunt.
  • (Morris Ring) Coventry, Devil’s Dyke, Earlsdon, East Kent, Horwich, Jockey, Kennet, King John’s, The King’s Men, Red Leicester (Leicester MM), Morris 18-30, Royal Liberty, Thaxted, Westminster, Yateley.
  • (Open Morris) Alford Morris, Bunnies from Hell, Eryri Morris, Gog Magog Molly, Golden Star, Lagabag, Ouse Washes Molly, Shinfield Shambles, Wharfedale Wayzgoose, Yorkshire Chandelier.
  • (all 3 orgs!) Phoenix (Rickmansworth)
  • Invited guests: EFDSS country dancers