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 you will expect, Dartington Morris Men ceased practice in March 2020 and cancelled all further performances pending a change in the lockdown restrictions imposed by the UK Government.
We are sorry to say we won't be performing at Totnes Castle on May Day at dawn this year, due to the regulations. We are keen to observe the law and to keep ourselves and our audience safe.
We are now readying ourselves to resume performance rehearsal later in May, in the hope that the current plan to remove restrictions in June becomes a reality.
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 on Fridays starting in October, 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 hosted our annual Day of Morris Dancing in Totnes on Saturday 14 September 2019 and we all have a great time, dancing up and down the town to appreciative audiences.
This event was open to all local Morris sides from the Open Morris, Morris Federation, and Morris Ring and formed a Joint Morris Organisation Local Day of Dance.
Eight local sides performed, starting at 11am and finishing at around 3pm.
On display was a mixture of Cotswold Morris, North West Clog, Border Morris and North Skelton Longsword.
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.
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.
How to book us for your venue
We are normally fully booked many months in advance, but please contact the Bagman if you wish to make a booking or simply enquire about one. We plan our summer programme in February each year but you can still ask - we don't like turning down great invitations!