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.
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.
Our printable summer programme for 2018 is available here for download and print. It covers the period from May Day (May 1st) up to our last Friday night out in September.The programme is always subject to last-minute change and we recommend you to check an event on our online Calendar before travelling far to see us, as this is normally right 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.
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.