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🎵 Embrace the Rhythms of Tradition: Ragged and Old Morris Dancers to Enchant at the Cherington Show!

Get ready to tap your feet, clap your hands, and witness the mesmerizing spectacle of Ragged and Old Morris, a renowned, local, mixed side of Morris dancers hailing from the picturesque town of Stroud in Gloucestershire. Join us at the Cherington Show as we welcome this talented group and experience the magic of their Cotswold-style dances.

For over three decades, Ragged and Old Morris has captivated audiences with their vibrant

performances and unwavering passion for traditional folk arts. Rooted in the rich cultural heritage of the Cotswold region, their dynamic displays of Morris dancing have become a beloved tradition in the local community and beyond.

Steeped in history and with an undeniable flair, Ragged and Old Morris infuses their performances with a unique charm that leaves audiences spellbound. From intricate footwork to energetic leaps and twirls, their dances are a celebration of movement and camaraderie.

But their talents don't stop there! Ragged and Old Morris is known for their versatility, seamlessly transitioning between different traditional art forms. Alongside Morris dancing, they also showcase the art of Step Clog, a rhythmic style of percussive dance that will have you tapping your toes in delight. And during the festive season

, they bring the enchanting Mumming plays to life, spreading joy and merriment at Christmas.

The Cherington Show is thrilled to have Ragged and Old Morris gracing our event, adding a touch of magic and merriment to the festivities. As their lively tunes fill the air, be prepared to be transported to a world of tradition, where history dances hand in hand with contemporary creativity.

The Cherington Show provides the perfect backdrop for Ragged and Old Morris to showcase their talents. As the vibrant colors of their costumes swirl and the jingling of their bells fills the atmosphere, immerse yourself in the joyous spectacle unfolding before your eyes. Feel the energy and passion radiate from the dancers as they weave their way through intricate patterns, bringing the spirit of the Cotswolds to life.

Make sure to mark your calendars and join us at the Cherington Shown on Sunday 23rd July from 1pm to 5pm, in Cherington, Glos. GL8 8SN, for an unforgettable experience. Witness the captivating performances of Ragged and Old Morris, immerse yourself in the vibrant traditions of Morris dancing, and celebrate the beauty of community and shared cultural heritage.

For more information about Ragged and Old Morris and to explore their captivating repertoire, visit their website at Discover the fascinating world of Morris dancing, Step Clog, and Mumming plays, and let their infectious enthusiasm ignite your spirit.

Come one, come all, and be enchanted by the rhythms of tradition as Ragged and Old Morris dancers take the stage at the Cherington Show. Let their lively steps and spirited performances create memories that will last a lifetime.

Bring your cash and be prepared to help us raise funds towards our village hall and the church. The Show costs just £2 per car, payable in cash in the two car parks, one at either end of the village. Some stalls this year will have a card machine which is great news for any larger purchases you are tempted by!

Join us in celebrating the timeless beauty of Morris dancing and the joyful camaraderie it brings. The Cherington Show awaits you with open arms and a symphony of dance, music, and laughter!


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