A village in Derbyshire where Cecil Sharp collected Morris Dances in 1908. Derbyshire is outside the 'normal' Cotswold area by some way, and the dances do have a different feel to them than other traditions although obviously related. Bacon notes that it is '..Intermediate in some respects between Cotswold morris, N.W. morris and country dancing...'
Sixteen dancers form a normal side, no bells. The left side (ladies side) wear a head-dress. Dress is white with baldricks. Other characters in this tradition are the King and Queen and Witch and a Hobby Horse made from a real horses head.
Winster is well known for its processional and the tune for the Gallop.
The processional is accompanied by words: