Brasstown Morris

Traditional Dance Teams

Dancers on Festival Barn stage at John C. Campbell Folk School.


Brasstown Morris is comprised of three individual teams, known as “sides,” who perform traditional English Morris dances with an American flavor. We have a large and wonderful dance band with accordions, fiddles, drums, recorder, bass and guitar. All performers are members of the local community in the Brasstown, North Carolina area.

The three groups include:

  • Rural Felicity Garland Dancers, a women’s side who have been dancing continuously at the folk school since 1983
  • Sticks in the Mud Border Morris, a mixed side of men and women since 1996
  • Dames Rocket Northwest Clog Morris, a women’s side founded in 2005.
Brasstown Morris Dancers in England.

Read more in the Campbell Folk School Blog.

Mayday parade featuring the Brasstown Morris Dancers, musicians, giant green man puppet, all followed by a big sun puppet offering a warm embrace.

In 2016 and 2017 Joshua J. Hamilton made a documentary about our team. It's called While We Are Together: A Documentary Film About The Brasstown Morris Dancers.