North West Clog Dancers

Formed in 1983 in the village of Swardeston, Fiddlesticks North West Clog, now based in Norwich, follow the North West Morris tradition from Lancashire and north Cheshire.

Ryedale Folk Musuem 2018

We draw our dancers from a wide area of Norfolk. During the summer months we can be seen in our striking green skirts and black waistcoats, and are a frequent sight entertaining holiday makers and locals alike outside pubs and other attractions. We are always accompanied by our band of musicians whose instruments include concertina, accordion, melodeon, tin whistle, drums and fiddle.

Our style of clog dancing originated in the early 1900s in the north west of England. We wear the everyday footwear of that time; wooden-soled clogs, and the dances, using garlands, slings, or sticks decorated with ribbons and bells, are often named after their town of origin.

Please view our Programme of Events for 2024.

We practice during the winter and welcome new dancers. If you would like to join us or book us for an event, then please contact us.

To learn more about us, read “Fiddlesticks – the story“.

To learn all about Morris dancing, read Phil Starks’ excellent: “Everything you wanted to know about Morris Dancing but were too afraid to ask!”.