Our side

Our kit

We wear dark shoes, trousers and t-shirts or vests, with a tattercoat (usually an old blue shirt with collars and sleeves removed) of navy blue, royal blue and yellow tatters and a woven flax top hat with a band of the same tatters around it; plus any additional decorations we choose! This often includes feathers, badges, flowers, whatever. We also wear bell pads when we are dancing.

We dance using short and long sticks, and occasionally yellow hankies.

Our dances

We have videos on our YouTube channel, mostly ones we use to learn the dances.

Border tradition (from the England/ Wales border area) -

  • Tides (for 4 or 8)

  • Hunter's Moon (massed dance)

  • Tinner's Rabbit (done for sets of 3)

  • Upton upon Severn Stick Dance (for 6)

  • Woodhouse Bog (for 8)

Adderbury tradition -

  • Beaux of London City (for 6)

  • South Australia (for 6)

  • Lads A'bunchum (for 6)

  • Bluebells of Scotland (for 6)

  • Skirmish (for 6)

  • British Grenadiers (for 6)

Other traditions -

  • Swan Vesta (Dorking)

  • Day Trip to Dublin

  • Saturday Night On (Bucknell)

  • The Willow Tree (Bucknell)

  • Bonnie Kate (Bucknell)

  • Hadrian's Wall

  • Fanny Frail

Our musicians

Maggie - fiddle

Greg - drums

Rachel - tambourine

Andrew (occasionally) - melodion

Janine (occasionally) - tin whistle

Cory (occasionally) - accordion

Our officers

Andrew - the squire and stickman, foreman

Nick - bagman and scribe

Cory - the foreman

Janine's woven flax hat, with decorations (above) and Nick with feathers (below).