If you would like to know a little about Dartington Morris Men, when and where we dance, how we dance and why we dance, then you're in the right place - our online calendar is kept right up to date. We also have a photo gallery and a fine collection of sheet music for traditional tunes; and you can listen to samples from our very own CD, which you can order online for quick delivery.
Have you ever thought of joining a Morris side? Well Dartington Morris Men are looking out for new male dancers! We are a very friendly bunch and we welcome new dancers at any time of the year - but our practice season is the best time to start. Our practice sessions are most Friday nights at 8pm, starting on Friday 7 October.
On Saturday 10th September 2016, we hosted a day of Morris dancing in Totnes, as a Joint Morris Organisation (JMO) regional event and Dartington Morris Men welcomed guests from local Morris sides. Please contact the Bagman for more infomation.
Dartington Morris are proud performers of the Filkins tradition. You can read here a little about the background to this and the historical records that refer to it and allowed the dance style to be reconstructed from the scant details available.
Our printable 2016 summer programme for the coming year is available here. It covers the period from May Day (May 1st) up to our last Friday night out in September.
On Friday 14 November we danced out in Totnes, visiting nine pubs that agreed to welcome us. We were performing to collect for the BBC Children in Need appeal, joining with the Joint Morris Organisation to make a single large donation from Morris teams across the country.
We are delighted at the generosity of the people of Totnes out that night, and we raised a total of £300. This is being passed on to the JMO to add to their single collected donation to the appeal.
The new CD 'A Job Lot' by Dartington Morris Men was released in September 2014.
It was produced to coincide with our Morris Ring meeting on September 5-7 2014 and is available for sale from us when you see us out and about.
Just £6.50, including free UK delivery.