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.
As is traditional, we will be dancing in Totnes at 12 midday on Boxing Day, Monday 26 December, at our usual spot on the Plains at the bottom of the town. After we plan to visit the King William IV just up the road in Fore St for some music and song. It will be great to see an audience!
On New Year's Day we will dance at Hope Cove, but slightly later than our usual midday start, this time at 1pm. Afterwards we will adjourn to the Hope and Anchor Inn, where a warm welcome awaits.
We hope to see you there, on either Boxing Day or New Year's Day.
Dartington Morris Men were delighted to be invited to take part in the short film Hell's Bells, written and directed by Devon-based director Luke Jeffery and released by Wandering Tiger..
We were involved on two occasions, filming at one of our favourite pubs - the Tally Ho - and at the splendid Hearn Field near Combeinteignhead, as well as several of our members being involved in recording the chorus to the song "So it was the maiden woke", written by Ben Hudson.
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, and run from October to the end of April.
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.