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 always looking out for new male dancers! We practise on most Fridays from October to April and during that period we invite any and all potential new dance members to come along and give it a go. If you are new to Morris and take part in a dance practice, we will even give you a free pint of ale at a local pub afterwards! Find out here where we practise.
On Friday 14 November 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.
Our summer programme runs from May Day (May 1st) up to our last Friday night out in September. You can download the printable programme here but the latest programme information is always available under the Calendar menu and in the upcoming events in the sidebar. Although we rarely cancel an event, the programme is always subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances - but we always try to keep the online Calendar up to date.
The new CD from Dartington Morris Men was released in September 2014.
It was produced to coincide with our Morris Ring meeting on September 5-7 and is available for sale from us when you see us out and about. It will be available for mail order from this website in the very near future. In the meantime, please contact us if you'd like to order a copy.
In September 2014, Dartington Morris Men hosted a meeting of Morris Ring sides, centred in the picturesque town of Dartmouth, Devon. This was the third such meeting hosted by Dartington MM and the 343rd such meeting of the Morris Ring. We would like to thank our visitors and the many spectators who turned out to see us during a wonderful weekend of music, song and dance.
Just as the sun was rising on Thursday May 1st 2014, Dartington Morris Men once again danced in Totnes Castle. We had a super and appreciative audience braving the early start and risk of rain and it makes it so much more enjoyable - thank you to all that cam e along and we hope to see you again next year!
In common with a number of Morris dance teams elsewhere in the UK, we dance at dawn on May Day each year to mark the beginning of our summer dance programme.
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!
We make a charge for attending private or fee-paying events, and this is used together with our collections and sales to cover some of the costs of operating (kit, for example, which is quite costly). Any surplus we take is donated to local charities of our choice.