Links to Friends

Over the years we've made many friends and, by the very nature of the team, we have many ex-members who've gone on to other things in the folk world. Here's a selection:

Bedcote Morris


A Morris side based in Stourbridge.

Berkshire Bedlam


Berkshire Bedlam, renowned Cotswold Morris dancers from Wokingham in Berkshire.

Bristol Morris Men


Several former members dance with, or are associated with, Bristol Morris Men,

Broadstairs Folk Week


Broadstairs is a great festival on the east coast of Kent

Chippenham Folk Festival


Our 'home' festival.  NYFTE are regulars at Chippenham. The festival has been very supportive of NYFTE. We think they are great!



The English Folk Dance & Song Society

Fool's Gambit

A young, energetic Cotswold Morris side formed in 2010 and featuring a number of ex-NYFTE members (and even some current ones at times).

The Morris Federation

The UK's larges association of Morris and traditional dance teams.

We are members of the Morris Federation.

Otley Folk Festival


Otley is a festival run up in the north of England by two of our parents.


Out of Hand


Out of Hand is a ceilidh band made up from former members of NYFTE

The Outside Capering Crew


The Crew perform exciting & funny dances to a high standard, and the Bacca Pipes dance performed by NYFTE was inspired by their version. There is a strong NYTE presence in the team.



A Sheffield based women's Cotswold side, with a number of ex-NYFTE members and some current committee members as dancers. 

The Shropshire Bedlams and Martha Rhoden's Tuppeny Dish


Border Morris side from, ummm, Shropshire.

Warwick Folk Festival


One of the festivals at which NYFTE has appeared on multiple ocassions.



A wonderful resource for folk dance and music on the internet

Whitby Folk Week


NYFTE have appeard at this festival several times over the years.

Recent News


Many congratulations to the NYFTE Longsword team that came runners up in the 2023 SDU sword dance competition. Read more here.  



The NYFTE and Friends ceilidh we hosted in Bakewell Town Hall on the 16th July 2023 has been nominated by Buxton Fringe Festival in recognition of excellence! Read more here.  




On the 11th March 2023 NYFTE entered three teams into the DERT and DERTy competitions, this year held in Rochdale. Everyone involved had an amazing day, and the teams came home with four trophies! Read more here.  

Autumn Newsletter 2023
News and updates from the team about our activities this year.
Autumn 2023.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.9 MB

Our leaflet

The NYFTE leaflet
An explanation about NYFTE, what we do and why.
Handout 2020 (1).pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.9 MB