Jackstraws Morris

Welcome to Jackstraws website. We are a women's Cotswold Morris side based in Farnham in Surrey, with members coming mostly (but not exclusively) from the west half of Surrey and the east half of Hampshire.
We perform dances from the Cotswold traditions of Fieldtown, Adderbury, Ilmington and Upton-upon-Severn, and also some "in the Cotswold tradition" developed by members of the side. May to September is the main dancing out season, often with other Morris sides - evenings, days of dance, festivals, and "other events".
A quick scan though our Programme page will give you an idea of the various villages/towns/counties and types of events at which we perform. However, for up-to-date/latest news our Facebook page contains lots of information on Jackstraws' current activities, where we are to be performing, photos from recent events, etc.
Regarding "other events", we are happy to take enquiries to perform at events such as village fetes, fairs, weddings, festivals, celebrations, barn dances/ceilidhs, "open days", etc. See our Contact page to enquire further.
There are some initial items on the history of the side on our developing Past to Present page; it is planned to add items to this in due course. We are also currently revamping and developing our gallery of photos, for inclusion in the near future.
We are always pleased to take enquiries from anyone interested in joining the side, to dance or play music. We practice through the autumn/winter at the Hale Institute Hall in Wings Road, above the cricket field at Upper Hale, postcode GU9 0HN. See our Contact page to enquire further. In September/October we run a number of taster sessions for those who would like to try Morris Dancing for themselves.
We are a very friendly side, and as well as all the fun of practicing and dancing out we have a number of annual social events including Christmas party, annual meal, narrowboat trip, and Boxing Day dancing/mummer's play.
Finally, a quick mention of our Links page, and don't forget the all important Contact Us page if you would like further information on any aspect of Jackstraw's activities.