Southport Swords


 More booking will be added through the year

Saturday 9th April

JMO Mass dance in Liverpool  

Weekend 29th April

Leeds Morris Dales Tour of The Dales

Sunday 29th May

Chester Folk Festival Kelsall

 1st May

No Dancing due to the team being in Yorkshire

Tuesday 17th May

Dance out in Liverpool, Dale St Tour, start at the Ship & Mitre 8pm

Tuesday 7th June

Dance out, Kings Head Haskayne 8pm Scotch Piper Lydiate 9pm

Weekend 10th - 12th June

Forest of Deane

Weekend 1st-3rd July

Queens Oak & Rose & Castle weekend Nothamptonshire

Weekend 21-24 July

Warwick Folk Festival

Sat 8th October

 The Southport Swords are hosting the Sword Dance Union Longsword Tournament and AGM in Southport on Saturday 8th October 2022.


It appears likely that we will have around 5 teams:

These four are competing

Southport, Sallyport, Handsworth, Mersey

Only displaying Speelschaar Ossaart

Registration will be at the Guest House from 11am. Tea, coffee, beer will be available to buy.

Warm up tours from 11-30am

Venue for the Competition, display and AGM

The venue is the Scarisbrick Hotel, Lord St, Isherwood Room on the first floor. It is booked for 2pm until 6pm.

There is room for up to 100 seated cabaret style around the dance floor. The floor is well big enough for display, in the round. It is a wooden, ballroom floor.

The Barons Bar will be open, we think from 2:30 .

The competition followed by the AGM will be in the Isherwood or Lounge.

Friday Night

For those there on Friday night. We will meet for an informal get together at the Mason’s Arms Anchor St, from about 8pm. We may or may not progress to somewhere else.

Saturday Night

We are meeting, eating and socialising at the Guest House, Union St, 7pm. Hotpot and veggie option for those that have ordered in advance. There will be a music session during the evening. Sallyport plan a rapper tour.

These are the dates and venues where the Southport Swords should be dancing this year.
There may be some last minute changes, to avoid disappointment please contact us.

(Tuesdays are usually evenings)


For the most up to date info about our activities see our Facebook page.

Registration @ Guest House 11-00 to 11-30

Provisional timetable

A Handsworth







11-30 to 12-00

Atkinson Gardens

Windmill Seabank Rd

Guest House

12-15 to 12-45

Tap & Bottle/Chapel St

Atkinson Gardens

Tap & Bottle/Chapel St

12-45 to 13-45


13-45 to 14-15


Guest House


14-30 t0 16-00

Competition at The Scarisbrick