Welcome to the website of Nancy Butterfly, a ladies Morris Dance side who are based in the Redditch and Bromsgrove areas of North Worcestershire.
For more information about us and our style of dancing go to the 'About Us' page. See some videos here.
If you would like to see us dance check our Events Calendar. If you are interested in joining as a dancer or (experienced) MUSICIAN(m/f), you would be very welcome to see us when we perform, visit us when we practise, or contact us.
We can be booked for certain events but please check our calendar and the About page for our requirements.
lots of practice in the meantime! Check the Calendar for dates and times.
This is a great time for new members to join us! Prospective dancers and musicians don't hesitate to get in touch.
We dance out at different venues on Monday evenings during the Summer. Please check the events calendar to see where we are meeting.
Please note our Monday evening practice venue is Catshill Methodist Church Hall, 66 Golden Cross Lane Catshill B61 0LG
Lichfield Festival of Folk (L2F) 14th October
Dance Out at the Three Kings, Hanley Castle, guests of Erstwhile Morris, 14th September 2023.
Dance Out at the Coach and Horses Inn, Weatheroak Hill with White Hart Morris 14th August
Severn Valley Railway, Day of Dance, July 29th
Avoncroft Museum of Buildings, Bromsgrove
Bish Bosh Bash! Summer Fete at Bishampton Villages Hall
The 'Bish Bash Bosh' is a wonderfully traditional Summer Fete in a very attractive setting on the edge of Bishampton in Worcestershire. Lots of friendly visitors made Nancy Butterfly very welcome and we enjoyed a wonderful afternoon's dancing.
Shakespearience event, Studley
Nancy Butterfly were pleased to be able to support Aunty Jen Production's outdoor theatre event in Studley. We appreciated the amount of work that went into the day and wish the company success in progressing their very worthwhile project.
Stourbridge Day of Dance 2023
and version 2... Many thanks to John Harvey for these videos of 'Alvechurch'.
Upton on Severn Folk Festival 2023
Nancy Butterfly were pleased to support the Apple Day at Headless Cross Community Orchard
Lichfield Festival of Folk, October 15th
Bromsgrove Festival July 23rd
Monday 27th June The Butterflies enjoyed an evening of dancing with the Alvechurch Morris Men at the Coach and Horses in Weatheroak.
Saturday 28th May. Nancy Butterfly enjoyed a super day of dance in Stourbridge thanks to Bedcote Morris!
More photos on our Facebook page
Saturday 30th April, Another fabulous day at the Upton on Severn Folk Festival!
We joined Aelfgythe Border Morris for their Wassail in Alvechurch on Saturday 5th February 2022, a fabulous evening enjoyed by all!
And here's Butterfly dancing 'Grenoside' at the Wassail - thanks to John Harvey for the video
October 2021 The Butterflies are finally out of hibernation and enjoyed our first dance out for months at the Lichfield Festival of Folk (L2F). For some their very first dance out ever!
'Lichfield L2F 2021'
'Lichfield L2F 2019'
Stroud Folk Weekend 2019 (more photos here)
Old Bull Inkberrow - June 3rd
Practice at the Cross Inn, Finstall
Old Hare and Hounds
Upton on Severn Folk Festival
Nancy Butterfly paid their annual visit to the Upton on Severn Folk Festival on the 4th May.
The Upton on Severn Folk Festival were celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year. Nancy Butterfly have been attending since the very early days. Here's the 1995 team in action in the 'Arena':
Stroud Wassail 2019!
Lichfield Festival of Folk 2018
Another great day at the Lichfield Festival of Folk. Great weather, great organisation, great crowds, and lots of friendly Morris sides! A few more photos here.
Stroud Folk Weekend
Bromsgrove Festival - Day of Dance
Bromsgrove Festival - at the 'Bowling Green', Stoke Prior
At the 'Country Girl' Selly Oak, Birmingham
Weighbridge beer festival, Alvechurch
'Night Dancing on Weatheroak Hill!' (thanks for the title and photos Mike)
A fun night as guests of Alvechurch Border Morris at the Coach and Horses Inn Weatheroak.
Great day at the Upton on Severn Folk Festival again, made even better by the fantastic weather.
Thanks to Anita and Mike for their photos. More photos of the day, including some of the other sides involved, can be seen here.
Nancy Butterfly braved the rain to dance in Bromsgrove High Street during celebrations for St George's Day 2018.
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Super day at Stroud Wassail, January 13th, with dozens of other Morris sides! Cheers to Styx Morris for inviting us to dance.
We're not sure about the wildlife hereabouts!
more photos from the day here. Thanks to Steve Yates for all the photos.
Dancing at the Lichfield Festival of Folk, October 2017
3 Cheers to 3 Spires Morris for inviting us to dance at the Lichfield Festival of Folk! A great day,with great people, and great weather. We had great fun!
One of the side find their spiritual home!
Dancing at the 'Camp', Grimley, with Alvechurch Morris, and Old Meg July 2017
A warm sunny evening at the Camp Pub in Grimley near Worcester, guests of Alvechurch Morris.
Even the Peacock on the roof was impressed!
Dancing at the 'Country Girl', Selly Oak, Birmingham, with Blackadder Clog Morris, July 2017
Thanks to Blackadder Morris for sharing in a fun evening, and to the staff and customers of the 'Country Girl' for entering into the spirit of the event!
Dancing in Witney, Oxfordshire, guests of Mason's Apron, June 2017
Lots of photos jn the gallery here.
Dancing at The Swan, Chaddesley Corbett, with Sedgley Morris, guests of Alvechurch Morris, May 2017
Dancing off into the sunset! Thanks to Alvechurch Morris for the invitation.
A few more photos here
Upton Folk Festival 2017
Early birds! First side to start dancing - who would have thought?
More photos here
First Event 2017 - Avoncroft Museum Bromsgrove -"Wassail"!