Mary Rose and Royal George Street Morris dancers originally started back in the 70’s. A Portsmouth based team who aimed to bring a lively new approach to folk-style dancing with influences from all traditional types of Morris, such as Border, Cotswold, Molly, Rapper, but with their own added flair. They made a great reputation for themselves with their unique dances and tunes but eventually folded.
Now, several years later the new revived team hope to do the original team justice by recreating their fantastic original dances. We have taken our name from two ships that were sunk in the Solent, the famous ship The Mary Rose which is now in our Historical Dockyards Museum and a lesser know ship The Royal George. All of our dances are named after areas or events within our historic city.
Our costume is a mixture of traditional, folk and traditional work wear. The woman wear layers of skirts and a head scarf, whilst the men where braces and cloth caps.