Traditional clog and hard shoe dances from the North East of England and beyond!

Based along the Tyne Valley, in Northumberland, Hadrian Clog performs a wide variety of clog and hard shoe dances. We take traditional steps, give them our own 'Hadrian' twist, and pair them with our favourite folk tunes, performed on concertinas, fiddles, guitars and melodeon.



Hadrian Clog formed in 2012, when a small group of clog dancing enthusiasts, living along the Tyne Valley in the North East of England, came together to learn and perform traditional clog and hard shoe dances. 

Since then both our ranks and our repertoire have grown. We now perform a wide variety of dances, mainly from the North of England, but also from as far afield as Ottowa and Cape Breton in Canada, as well as Scotland and Ireland. 

Although we are a relatively young team, our roots go back much further. Many of our dances were collected and taught to us by Georgia Shorrock, who brings with her more than 30 years experience as a clog and morris dancer, ceilidh caller and musician. While our dances are based on traditional steps, we like to give them our own ‘Hadrian’ twist, and also enjoy creating and choreographing our own unique dances. 

Between us, our members play a variety of instruments, including fiddle, concertina, guitar and melodeon. We’ve also got a talented singer or two amongst us and enjoy pairing our dances with our favourite folk tunes and songs. 

We are a family-friendly team (our dancers range in age from six to over 60) and we are passionate about teaching dances to our younger members and keeping the clog dancing traditions alive. We currently have six pairs of mother & daughter dancers and our ‘Hadrian’s Tiny Tappers’ regularly perform with us, inevitably generating the loudest applause of the day! 

We practice weekly in Hexham and perform throughout the year at a wide variety of festivals, days of dance and club/group events. We also offer clog dancing workshops and have taught a 

range of abilities, from complete beginners at local music festivals to more experienced dancers at events such as Whitby Folk Week and the Lancashire Wallopers Weekend.

Hadrian Clog is a member of The Morris Federation.



Hadrian Clog has performed at a wide variety of festivals and we welcome invitations to future events.


  • Shepley Folk Festival

  • Allendale May Fair

  • Forgotten Lands Festival

  • Dance the Dale

  • Music on the Marr

  • Shrewsbury Folk Festival

  • Whitfield WI

  • Stanhope Show

  • Ouseburn Folk Festival

  • Beamish Museum Christmas Evening


  • Tanfield Railway Victorian Easter

  • Hexham Spring Festival

  • Gate to Southwell Festival

  • Crook Morris weekend of dance

  • Lake District Folk Weekend

  • Stanhope Show

  • Allen Valleys Folk Festival

  • Cleckheaton Folk Festival

  • Beamish Museum Christmas Evening


  • Todmorden Folk Festival 

  • Beverley Folk Festival 

  • Derby Folk Festival 

  • Music on the Marr 

  • Allen Valleys Folk Festival 

  • Hartlepool Folk Festival 

  • Beamish Museum Christmas Evening


  • Whitby Folk Week 

  • Hexham St George’s Day celebrations 

  • Beamish Museum May Day 

  • Shotley Bridge Eisteddfod 

  • Dance the Wall 

  • Music on the Marr 

  • Acorn Bank Apple Day 

  • Beamish Museum Christmas Evening


  • Acorn Bank Apple Day 

  • Hartlepool Folk Festival 

  • Beamish Museum Christmas Evening 

  • Dance the Wall 

  • Music on the Marr 

  • Clogfest



Looking for a clog team for your festival or event? Get in touch!

07515 771707


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