Whitethorn ladies North West Morris

Whitethorn Morris are a ladies North West Morris side from Harrow. The side was formed in 1977 and dances in a characteristic red, white and blue kit. The dances are predominantly from the North West of England, especially Lancashire and Cheshire, and are performed in the style of north west London in inimitable Whitethorn fashion.

Whitethorn has performed at:

  • Many festivals nationwide including Wimborne, Chippenham, St Alban's and Swanage Festivals
  • Europeade in Quimper, Brittany
  • Prague Folklore Days in the Czech Republic

We always welcome new members, dancers (ladies only) or musicians (anyone!). To book the team or if you are interested in joining us, please get in touch!

Repertoire 2020

  • Altrincham
  • Ashton
  • Colne Royal
  • Fleetwood
  • Grenoside
  • Horbury Rushcart Dance
  • Lancashire Processional
  • Little Rock
  • Lostock Junction
  • Mobberley
  • New Mills
  • Poulton Le Fylde
  • Scarlet and Blue
  • Spitfire
  • Tingley
  • Whitethorn Polka
  • Wicked Lady

Whitethorn kit

Whitethorn's kit is a distinctive blue dress, coupled with a red apron and 'mill-girl' style cap. The beautiful lace collars on the dresses are hand made by one of the dancers, Christine. We wear black tights/stockings, black bar clogs, white hankies, beads, and bells on our wrists and feet.

Band kit for the men consists of corduroy trousers, a waistcoat, striped shirt and flat cap. All our kit is meant to represent the style of dress appropriate to the period when most of our dances were collected.