History of Mythago

In 1997 an invitation was circulated throughout the local folk music and dance scene to see what interest there was in forming “a new, radically different, ritual dance team for West Sussex”. At a meeting on 3rd September that year it was agreed that the team would be a recognisably Border/Bedlam Morris style team, differentiating ourselves with a mystical element whilst maintaining the exuberance and energy of the style. And thus Mythago was born.


The name Mythago was chosen to evoke the material forms taken by archetypal figures from myth and legend, which are shaped into form through human memory and belief.

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The First Incarnation of Mythago (1997)