Dances and Kit

Kemp's Men dance "Cotswold Morris" taking the dance steps and many of the tunes from the village sides that are still found in the Cotswolds today.  Norwich, of course, is not in the Cotswolds - but we do have our own tradition and dance it proudly alongside the rest.

"We don't guarantee to perform all of the dances all of the time, but we will dance all of them some of the time, or even some of them all of the time!"

Norfolk
(Norwich-upon-Wensum)

Postman's Knock*
Starry Night*
Sutton Mill*
Trunch Bypass*
Beet Topping*
Fakenham Fair*
Kett's Rebellion*
Win’s Gallop*
Barley Troshing*
Strictly Gomme Dancing*

Adderbury
Black Joke*
17th May
Beaux of London City*
Bluebells of Scotland*
Lads-a-Bunchum*
Sweet Jenny Jones*

Ascot
Hedgehog Skins*
Country Gardens*
Pepper in the Brandy*

Badby
Beaux of London City*
Maid and the Palmer*

Bampton
Bobbin About
Bonny Green Garters*
Highland Mary*
Rose Tree*
Step’n Fetch Her*
Trunkles
Walk of the Tupenny Postman
The Quaker

Bledington
William & Nancy*
Trunkles*
Black Joker *
Gallant Hussar*
Morning Star*
Young Collins*
Cuckoo's Nest*

Bucknell
Queen’s Delight*
Room for Cuckolds*
Willow Tree*

Ducklington
Jockey to the Fair
The Lollipop Man*
Old Taylor*



Kemp's Men's Kit

This page tries to describe our costume. You'll soon realise we're all Norwich City Football Club followers by the colours we use (especially the socks)! Don't ask why we dress like this ....

From the photo you'll see we wear the following:

  • no hat
  • white shirt, long sleeves, open necked, no kerchief
  • green/yellow baldricks finished with -
    Left and right sides - Kemps badges, colour embossed on leather, with red and yellow ribbon flash. At the back - Kemps badge, colour embossed on leather, on red rosette  On the chest - Kemps cast bronze badge on a red leather rosette (or gilt on green leather with red/yellow rosette for junior members)
  • green breeches with brown leather belt with tankard attachment point
  • yellow long socks (probably cast offs from Norwich City FC)
  • yellow leather bellpads with bells and green and red ribbon
  • black shoes
  • white hanks with Kemp's logo sewn into the cloth
  • long and short sticks (depends on the dance)






 

Eynsham

Feathers


Fieldtown

Dearest Dickie*
Glorishears*
Old Woman Tossed Up in a Blanket*
Sweet Lass of Richmond Hill*
The Rose*
Valentine*
Balance the Straw*
Step Back
Jockey to the Fair*
Country Gardens*
Bamks of the Dee*
Shepherd's Hey*

Headington
Laudnum Bunches*
Trunkles
Bean Setting*
Hunt the Squirrel*
Rigs o' Marlow*
Rodney*
Shepherd's Hey

Ilmington
Maid of the Mill
Cuckoo’s Nest*
Jubilee*
Constant Billy*
Old Woman Tossed Up

Lichfield
Castlering
Sheriff's Ride*
Jenny Lind *
Ring 'o Bells*
Vandals of Hammerwich*

Oddington
Idbury Hill
Old Frog
Young Collins*

Sherborne
Cuckoo’s Nest*
Lads a Bunchun
Orange in Bloom*
Constant Billy*
Monck’s March*
























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