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Mid-2001: a group of friends drunkenly decide to start a women’s Cotswold morris team and surprise themselves by actually doing so in the cold light of day. They (not so drunkenly) decide to call themselves Pecsætan, a name which no-one understands and few can pronounce.

They finally emerged as a fledgling side in summer 2002, since when they have set about the arduous task of having a fantastic time and dancing a lot, at pubs and events in their local Sheffield, at festivals around the country and abroad.

Winter 2017

The new year sees us with the biggest team we’ve ever had, 26 in total! We are looking forward to dancing in 2017, which starts with a display spot at Sheffield Ceilidhsoc in March – appropriate as our founding mothers (& father) originally knew each other from this fine society, back in the midsts of time.

The spring and summer are filling up, including with festivals Upton and Warwick, and a visit from abroad, the Minnesota Traditional Morris Men have booked in a dance out to celebrate their Independence Day.

Some nice things people have said about us:

“It’s really encouraging to see a young, energy packed, precise side.”
“Your lines looked like they were laser guided”
“I’m impressed – and I’m not usually impressed”
“I usually don’t like women’s Cotswold because it can either be too butch or too frilly/prissy but you were neither – really good!”
“Still not sure about the hook legs but the RTBs were perfect.”
“I never usually watch the whole of morris displays but it was excellent & I watched the whole thing”
“you’re the best women’s Cotswold morris team I’ve ever seen”
“bloody great”