Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Practising again at last!


We missed our dancing so much during the dark days of lockdown. It's hard to retain dance-fitness when you're stuck indoors most of the day, and of course we missed seeing each other in real life.

But we've been released back into the wild at last! Who knows how long we'll be out here, but we're doing our best to get fit again, and trying to remember whether we go left or right, up or down or round about. We still can't hold hands or get too close to each other, but at least we can dance, outside in the car park, and gossip, and giggle, and get back to some version of normality.

Our musicians have felt equally lost. What's the point of practising morris tunes when there are no dancers? So some of us have amused ourselves playing other music, while others may just have put the old squeezebox aside for a bit while learning to make sourdough bread, grow prize dahlias, or whatever people were getting up to over the past year.

It's so lovely to play for the girls again! 

We hope the residents of Eaglesfield are enjoying the sound of our practising in the car park. We promise we'll be back inside the hall as soon as it's deemed safe.

Saturday, 25 April 2020

Morris dancing, sadly, cancelled

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all morris events are off this summer.

We are going to miss them so much.

Looking forward to seeing all our friends, fellow morris people, and supporters in 2021.

Sunday, 5 January 2020


Our dancing out dates for summer 2020 will soon be organised, and as dates are confirmed  you'll be able to see them on our diary page.

We are available for all sorts of events, so please ask, by emailing our secretary, Jan or by phone on 016973 21375.

If you take any photos or videos of Belfagan dancing, we'd love to see them, and publish them on our website with your permission. Please email Ally at if you have anything to share. Thanks!

Hoping to see you over the summer!

Wednesday, 4 April 2018


Our regular Monday night dance-out dates for 201 are still to be arranged, but a number of other events are already in our calendar. Please see our DIARY  page for all the details. We are still available for other occasions, so if you'd like us to come and dance for your event, please get in touch via our CONTACT page.

Monday, 14 October 2013

Welcome to Belfagan's website

Belfagan have had a website since about 1998, longer than most morris sides. This is the latest revamped version of what is rapidly becoming a vintage website.

Some of the new content has been generously provided by Stuart Wiltshire, who is charge of our publicity, Margaret Wiltshire, Day of Dance Secretary, and Jan Dickins, Secretary. The rest of it is all down to Ally, Webmaker for Belfagan since the start.


Our aim is to keep the dance tradition alive and to bring morris to the notice of the public in the best possible manner, with expertise, pleasure and humour.

Belfagan members are from all walks of life, and the joy we get from dancing together is obvious from our expressions and body language when dancing. We take pride in the fluidity and flourishes of the dances we perform.

Belfagan dress in pinafore tops of the dancer's choice of material over cherry-red underskirts. This is worn over a white blouse and cherry-red tights or socks (seasonal variation), and cherry-coloured clogs. Many onlookers comment favourably on the dresses. They are based on an updated version of a mill-girl's dress style from the 18th century. The dances have historical links to this era and workplace.

Belfagan is a morris side for women based in the western Lake District. We dance in the north-west clog tradition with traditional dances from around the north-west of England and some new dances created by the side.