Duke’s Dandy Clog

Founded in the early 1980s, Duke’s Dandy Clog perform dances predominantly, but not exclusively, in the Lancashire and North-east styles. They meet and practice in Retford, Nottinghamshire coming together from as far afield as Cornwall, Hull, Sheffield, Folkestone, Southwell and Grimsby. Their name comes from an amalgamation of their first dance-out at a “Duke” of Edinburgh Award Ceremony and the name given to your Sunday best – or “Dandy” – clogs. The dancers, who wear purple skirts, black blouses and matching clogs, will be ably accompanied on piano accordion by Bernard Blackwell and on fiddle by David Wigg.