The Tattered Court are a Cheltenham-based mixed Border Morris side, founded in January 2016.

But just what is Border Morris? There's no hankies (that's Cotswold), but rather we dance with big sticks, rag jackets, and lots of gusto! The tradition originally comes from the Welsh Borders, but had mostly died out until it was revived at the end of the 20th century. Now, there are many Border sides around the country, some of whom re-enact traditional dances, some who perform modern dances, and many who do a bit of both. We're very much at the modern end of the spectrum, and like to write our own dances that are fun to dance and awesome to watch!  

We're always looking for new members, dancers or musicians (or both). Normally we require members to be over eighteen, but younger dancers may well be possible by arrangement. Previous dancing experience doesn't matter, just willingness to have a go! 

You can find more details about practices here  - we look forward to seeing you!

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Based in Cheltenham, UK

You can always contact us at thetatteredcourt@gmail.com

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"This is the man all tattered and torn

That kissed the maiden all forlorn

That milked the cow with the crumpled horn

That tossed the dog that worried the cat

That killed the rat that ate the malt

That lay in the house that Jack built."