There is a continuing tradition of Morris Dancing within the village of Ilmington and this has been the case for over 300years.
Undergoing periods of revival over the years the dances of the village have remained within certain families for generations, being handed down from father to son by oral tradition. Since a chance meeting between Cecil Sharp and the Headington Quarry Morris Dancers in 1899- the Morris was carefully noted and Ilmington received a visit from Mr Sharp in the early 1900’s to ‘collect’ our dances. Since that time the side has continued to flourish in the village and has become of noteable interest to Morris dancers world-wide (Ilmington dances are performed in the USA!)
The Morris is performed at certain times of the year in the village, at local events, at local pubs and festivals at home and abroad- if you would like more information about the village Morris and where to be able to see them, please go to www.ilmingtonmorrismen.org.uk