About Us...

WHO?

TYNE BRIDGE MORRIS

of Newcastle upon Tyne, in the North-East of England

WHAT?

A women’s clog morris team.

Our repertoire includes traditional dances from the North-West and other regions of England as well as an increasing number composed by the team.  These include processional dances such as Churchtown, the Great Wishford Garland Dance, hanky dances such as Runcorn and decorated short stick dances such as Goosetrey.

We are usually supported by a band of musicians playing banjo, melodeon, guitar, recorder/whistles, fiddle and drums.  They also provide interlude music.

WHEN?

First formed by Newcastle University students back in 1978, Tyne Bridge has now passed its 30th (Pearl) Anniversary.  Although we maintained close links until the ‘90s, we are now independent of the University.  

In the mid 1990s Tyne Bridge joined forces with Sandgate Morris.

WHERE?

We practice on Thursday evenings in the Heaton area of Newcastle upon Tyne. (NE6).

Tyne Bridge has performed at many local events including the launch of Locomotion in Shildon, Hartlepool Folk Festival, Gateshead Flower Show, Souter Lighthouse, Durham Folk Party, Morpeth Gathering and North Shields Victorian Christmas Market.  

We also dance out informally outside the famous Cumberland Arms in Byker, and various other pubs throughout the North-East.

We have appeared at Broadstairs Folk Week on numerous occasions.

WHY?

Mainly because we enjoy it – and we hope the audience does too.

HOW?

As energetically as age and injuries allow.

As accurately as memory and practice allow.

As entertainingly as modesty and local bylaws allow.

Dressed in blue skirt and waistcoat, white blouse and petticoat, red sash and black stockings with clogs or shoes with bells.

INTERESTED IN JOINING US?

Dancers must be women with the ability to count to at least 8 (even better 12) – we will try and teach you everything else you need to know (about our dances and possibly other things too). 

Musicians can be of any sex.  

WANT US TO JOIN YOU?

Tyne Bridge is available to perform at fairs, ceilidhs and other events for a very reasonable fee.

"What they share is a passion for putting on their clogs and bells and stepping out in a spirited rendition of traditional dances" - Sharon Griffiths, The Northern Echo

"Dancing fun with bells on" - Newcastle Evening Chronicle

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For further information or bookings contact the Bagman:

 thebagman@tynebridgemorris.org.uk

© D W Bennett 2016