NORTH WEST CLOG DANCERS
Welcome to the Fiddlesticks Homepage
Formed in 1983 in the village of Swardeston, Fiddlesticks North West Clog is now based in Norwich. 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.
Our Programme of Events for 2015 will be published soon.
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!"