WELCOME TO OUR HOME PAGE
WE are NANCY BUTTERFLY - a Morris Dance side based in the Redditch and Bromsgrove areas of Worcestershire. We draw our dancers and musicians from a wide area. The side celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2010.
We dance in the North-West Morris tradition. This is a style which is both exuberant, energetic and keeps you fit! More info.
Amongst the many things which distinguish it from the other Morris traditions are the distinctive clogs which can be seen and heard during our performances!
NANCY BUTTERFLY hope to keep the tradition alive and therefore welcome bookings to dance at local fetes, charity events and hostelries. Due to work commitments we find it difficult to fulfil requests for daytime bookings (Mon to Fri). But Contact us to check our availability at Weekends and evenings.
We are members of the Morris Federation.
Nancy Butterfly are on FACEBOOK
See the original sketch map by Norman Neasom RWS, RBSA, (from which the name 'Nancy Butterfly' was derived).
LATEST ! Site updated - May 2013
Aelfgythe Wassail - at the Weighbridge Alvechurch. Thanks for the invitation!
Below: (L) The Tree, and, (R) Aelfgythe dancing.
Celebrating 'Plough Monday' at the Weighbridge (guests of Alvechurch Morris)
Avoncroft Museum Candlelit Christmas:
Dancing at the Avoncroft Museum Bromsgrove during their candlelit Christmas event.
Appleyard Birthday celebrations. September.
Mass dance. One of the few photographs from the day which didn't have any cake on show!
Nancy Butterfly between dances. (Thanks to Appleyard for the photo, and the great day! More photos here.)
Aelfgythe day of dance
Dancing outside the 'Crown' in Alvechurch (photo thanks to Lorraine)
Evesham Vale 2012
It takes more than a few spots of rain to stop Morris Dancers dancing!
Upton Folk Festival 2012
Work on the flood defences were completed just in time for us to dance!
Our new band in action!
'flashback' - Upton 2011
Blists Hill Victorian Town 2011
Nancy Butterfly enjoyed a beautiful Autumn day at Blists Hill Victorian Town on Saturday 17th September. We are very grateful for the support of Alvechurch Morris, who turned out in force, and made it a very enjoyable event for the dancers and a good number of spectators! Photos here.
Evesham National Morris Weekend 2011
At the Anchor Inn Fladbury, part of a tour taking in the Maypole at Offenham, Broadway and the Fleece Inn at Bretforton. Another enjoyable day courtesy of the organisers of the Evesham Morris Festival.
More photos including Wrigley Head Morris, Earlsdon, Southport Sword, Chinewrde, and the 'Outside Capering Crew' here.
Winkleigh Morris 'Frankensnight' Weekend 2011
Dancing at the invitation of Winkleigh Morris, Nancy Butterfly enjoyed a wonderful weekend including a coach tour stopping at some of North Devon's very attractive coastal resorts. Thanks to Winkleigh for their superb organisation! More photos, (including some of Carn Brea Morris, Cogs and Wheels Ladies Morris, and Raddon Hill Morris, who shared our tour.)