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.
We will dance in Totnes town centre on Saturday 12 December at various locations throughout the town (near pubs, quite possibly!), to get our Christmas season under way.
Once again we plan to dance in Totnes on the Plains on Boxing Day, from 12 midday until 1pm, with a performance of the Dartington Christmas Mummers Play. It is our intention to depart then to Ashprington, for some more dancing, singing and music at the Durant Arms.
On New Year's Day, we will visit Hope Cove for our traditional dance and Mummers Play.
On Sunday 9th September, we once again hosted a day of Morris dancing in Totnes, as a Joint Morris Organisation (JMO) regional event. Dartington Morris Men were joined by touring side Morris Men of Little Egypt (from Suffolk), and local friends Plymouth Morris Men, Harberton Navy, Glory of the West from Exeter, Heather and Gorse clog morris (N Abbot) and Plymouth Maids clog dancers.
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. The 2015 summer programme is still available for download, but the final event has now passed. Our new programme for 2016 will be agreed during the springtime, but for events in the meantime, please see our online Calendar, which is always up to date.
Just as the sun was rising on Friday May 1st 2015, Dartington Morris Men once again danced in Totnes Castle. We had a super and appreciative audience braving the early start and it makes it so much more enjoyable, especially seeing so many youngsters present. Thank you to all that came 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.
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.
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 and is available for sale from us when you see us out and about.
Just £6.50, including free UK delivery.