The South West wouldn’t’ be the same without Morris Dancing – and this year, we’re honoured to have Dr Tuberville’s Morris troupe perform at Buckham Fair.
Dr Turberville’s Morris is a mixed Morris team originally from Crewkerne in Somerset, UK. The team perform a variety of dances, mostly consisting of English Cotswold Morris, heralding from the villages or “traditions” of Wayford, Hinton-in-the-Hedges, Ilmington, Bampton and Wells, as well as a selection of Border Morris dances including some from Dartmoor, Shropshire and more.
During the Summer months, the team can be seen dancing most Tuesday evenings somewhere in South Somerset and North and West Dorset, sometimes even Devon, often at friendly local pubs, and are liable to appear at events such as fêtes and fairs, where they are usually recognised by their crisp costumes of white, with green and maroon baldrics and ribbons.
For a true taste of some Morris greatness, don’t miss their performances in the Food Court this year. Bring your bells, bring your ribbons, and you may even be inclined to join in.