Amble Sword Day of Dance

Posted on 11th June 2019 | in Community , What's On

Amble Sword group

On Saturday 13 July, Amble will be filled with the rattle of swords, the jingle of bells and the clash of sticks as the Amble Sword dance team hosts its inaugural ‘Day of Dance’.

The team started in February 2018 to revive Amble’s traditional Longsword and Rapper heritage, which had flourished in the late 19th and early 20th centuries before, sadly, dying out in the 1930s.

Now the team will host a ‘Day of Dance’, bringing together a number of different Morris sides, to celebrate and showcase a variety of colourful and vibrant traditional dance styles, including Sword Dance, Cotswold, Border, Garland, Stick and Step Clogging.

The Amble Sword team will be joined by Black Gate Morris, Hexham Morris Men and the Hexhamshire Lasses, Monkseaton Morris Men, Rag Bag Morris and Two Step.

The day will start at 11am in the Town Square, and continue at several different locations in the Harbour Village and along the quayside, ending back in the Town Square at 4.30pm.

In the evening there will be a ceilidh starting at 7.30pm in St Cuthbert’s Parish Hall, in Dovecote Street. Tickets cost £5, and there will be a limited number – so book early to avoid disappointment!

Come along and dance the night away. There will be live music, a real ale bar and raffle. For further information and to book tickets, please contact

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