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 2019 will be finalised soon, but in the meantime please see our online Calendar, which is always up to date.
Dartington Morris Men are planning to host a Day of Morris Dancing in Totnes on Saturday 14 September 2019. This is an event open to all local Morris sides from the Open Morris, Morris Federation, and Morris Ring and forms a Joint Morris Organisation local day of dance.
We have invited a number of local sides to join us, starting at 11am and finishing at around 3pm following lunch.
We hope to have on display a mixture of Cotswold, North West Clog, Border Morris and North Skelton Longsword.
Sides that have confirmed attendance are:
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. We welcome beginners in January (starting on Friday 4 Jan 2019), although they are welcome any time. Our practice sessions are most Friday nights, 8pm to 10pm, and run from October to the end of April.
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.