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.
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 2017 will be finalised soon, 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.
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.
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.