Southport Swords

This year 2018 The Swords will be 50 yrs old. (More dates will probably be added)

Saturday 21st April

The new Southport Swords team ‘Natty Jack’s’ formed by the offspring of past & present Swords formed for the 50th birthday celebrations. Are holding a family Ceilidh during the afternoon at St Emmanuals Church Hall, at which we will be dancing.

Monday 23rd April

St Georges Day we will probably be dancing out around Southport in the evening (Venues TBA)

Tuesday 1st May

Dancing at dawn in Southport town centre outside The Atkinson. (Approx 05-30)

Friday 18th May Weekend

50th Birthday Sword Dancing Weekend. Dancing around Liverpool,

 Saturday  Teams confirmed are Goathland Plough Stots, Maltby Phoenix, Natty Jack’s, Southport Swords

10.30 Meet at John Lewis in Liverpool to dance (bottom of the steps)

11.30 Matthew St

12.30 Williamson Square


2.00 Museum (nr St Georges Hall)

3.00 Clayton sq

4.00 top of church st

5.00 The Dispensary pub


Followed by some more pubs and finishing at the Dispensary at 9pm

Sunday  Teams confirmed for Sunday are Goathland Plough Stots, Ryburn Sword, Maltby Phoenix, Southport Swords.

11.00 meet at the Atkinson in Southport & dance in the Town Hall Gardens

11.45 Kings Gardens

12.30 Carousel pier entrance


2.00 Chapel st

3.00 Town Hall Gardens.

26th 27th May

Chester Folk Festival

8-10 June

Weekend away with The Forest of Deane Morris Men with Natty Jack’s

14th 16th September

 A weekend of Dance to celebrate our 50th year, if you would like an invite please get in touch

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)


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