About The Wight Bells

The Wight Bells are a ladies morris side based on the Isle of Wight who dance in the North West tradition.

Beggars Fair 1

Our roots began in 1998 and we started dancing out in May 1999.

We practice dancing during the winter months in Newport, the county town of the Isle of Wight, on a Thursday night. Throughout the summer we dance out every week at various locations and events on the Island. Our dances are named after some of these local places.


We enjoy going to the festivals where we can meet with like minded folk.

2002 saw The Wight Bells helping the Belgian city of Brugge celebrate its status as European City of Culture 2002. Travelling to Belgium via Eurotunnel, fellow passengers were entertained with our dancing, deep under the channel.

Beggars Fair 2

Ghent was the first engagement where we received a warm welcome. The main engagement was in the grand square of Brugge where hundreds of onlookers and the media gathered to watch and record this quaint, particularly english form of dancing.

After this successful weekend, the Wight Bells returned to England via the Eurotunnel and this time the staff on the train joined in with the dancing under the channel.

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