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.
This Christmas we are offering a Christmas Special Gift voucher for a short introductory course in the traditional art of Morris Dancing.
If you are at a loss for that perfect gift for your male friend, partner or husband, why not surprise him with an introduction to the Morris?
For just £20 we will provide tuition in Morris Dancing over two Friday evenings in January. The lessons start on Friday 5 or Friday 12 January and take place from 8pm to 10pm at Dartington Primary school.
Dartington Morris Men will celebrate 50 years of dancing in 2018! We are planning several special events to mark this special year, including a Day of Dance on 8 September 2018.
Our Day of Dance will be held in Dartmouth and will include a number of local Morris sides, plus a few from further afield. Invitations have gone out and once we have received confirmations, we will announce the sides that will join us for the day.
Our printable summer programme for the coming year is normally available for download here as soon has been agreed. It covers the period from May Day (May 1st) up to our last Friday night out in September. Last year's summer programme is still available for download, but the final event has now passed. Our new programme for 2018 will be finalised early in 2018, but in the meantime please see our online Calendar, which is always up to date.
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.
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.
On Friday 14 November 2015 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.