WELCOME TO OUR HOME PAGE
WE are NANCY BUTTERFLY - a Morris Dance side based in the Redditch and Bromsgrove areas of Worcestershire. We draw our dancers and musicians from a wide area. The side celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2010.
We dance in the North-West Morris tradition. This is a style which is both exuberant, energetic and keeps you fit! More info.
Amongst the many things which distinguish it from the other Morris traditions are the distinctive clogs which can be seen and heard during our performances!
NANCY BUTTERFLY hope to keep the tradition alive and therefore welcome bookings to dance at local fetes, charity events and hostelries. Due to work commitments we find it difficult to fulfil requests for daytime bookings (Mon to Fri). But Contact us to check our availability at Weekends and evenings.
We are members of the Morris Federation.
See the original sketch map by Norman Neasom RWS, RBSA, (from which the name 'Nancy Butterfly' was derived).
LATEST ! Site updated - October 2016
Bromsgrove- Start of Christmas Celebrations in the High Street. Saturday 19th November.
New Season's practices start on Monday 17th October at the Avoncroft Art Centre,
(NB. This is not the museum!)
Welcoming guests at the 'Spirit of Bromsgrove' event at the Artrix - 19th April 2016
(photos courtesy of Laura Jeskins)
Dancing at the Hare and Hounds, Rednal 10th May 2016
Hanbury Flower Feast, 11th July 2015
Saturday 2nd May
Upton on Severn Folk Festival 2015
Saturday 18th April
The 'Fleece' at Bretforton (guests of Belle d'Vain to celebrate their 25th Anniversary)
More photos here
Coughton Court - Cheese and Pickle Festival - Saturday 20th Sept.
It was very good of Bromsgrove Council to refurbish the High Street with new paving to better resonate the sound of the clogs!
video courtesy of Brian Byrne:
and with thanks to guests Alvechurch Morris
Hanbury Hall 'Flower feast'
The Bowling Green, Stoke Prior
With 'Step on Board', part of the Bromsgrove Festival
Mason's Apron Day of Dance at Witney - Saturday June 7th
The downpours cleared right on time to leave another sunny and warm day which everyone thoroughly enjoyed. Many thanks to Mason's Apron for the invitation - and cake!
and to Frankie and Benny for the ice cream! Lots more photos here
Weighbridge Beer Festival
Fantastic weather, great beers, and Nancy Butterfly all at the same time, what could be better?
More photos here
Thanks for the photo Mike
'Upton Folk Festival' 2014
Upton at its best, bathed in glorious sunshine! More photos.
An excerpt from 'Carr Lodge':