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

26th 27th May

Chester Folk Festival

8-10 June

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

21st 22nd July

Weekend away in Yorkshire with White Rose Morris

12th September

Private Booking

14th 16th September

 A 2nd weekend of Dance to celebrate our 50th year.

Southport Swords 50th Birthday weekend  will consist of 2 tours of Morris teams,

Tour A Natty Jack, Persephone, Mersey Morris,  Leeds Morris.

Tour B Southport Swords, Rivington Morris, Forest of Dean Morris, White Rose Morris.

Sat 15th Sept ,

Tour A & B, 9-45 to 10-45 Ormskirk(Cross St/ Church St, Burscough St)

 Tour A      11-15 to 12-15 Formby Village & then lunch at The Cross House Formby,

after lunch 2-15  to 3-00 Another Place (Blundelsands Coastguard)  

3-30 to 4-00 Southport (Pier)

Tour B       11-15 to 12-00   'Another Place' (by Crosby Pool) & then Lunch at The Railway Formby.  after lunch  2-00 to 3-00 Formby Village 3-30 to 4-00 Southport (Chapel St)

Tour A & B  4-30 to 5-30 Southport (Town Hall Gardens)

Sunday 16th Sept, (approx lunchtime) Dancing in Churchtown,  Bold Arms & Botanic Gardens.

( All times and teams are approximate & may be subject to last minute changes)

26th December (Boxing Day)

!Our annual Boxing Day dance out….12-30, Hesketh Churchtown, 1-30 Bold Churchtown, 2-30 Guest House Southport, ( all times are approximate) (Hopefully Natty Jacks will be joining us this year. )


19th 20th January 2019

Whittlesea Straw Bear

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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