Shropshire Bedlams and Martha Rhoden’s Tuppenny Dish

When these two teams from Shropshire burst on to the morris dancing world in the mid 1970’s, nobody knew what had hit them. They were the first to go round together as companion teams of men and women and the first to concentrate exclusively on the previously neglected dances of Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire – Border Morris.

Both sides present radical and revolutionary interpretations of the original dances, together with a large dollop of repertoire specially concocted by team members. Now in their 49th year they continue to put on a show of sparkling originality and vitality