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 2015 is now available for download. It covers the period from May Day (May 1st) up to our last Friday night out in September. 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.
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.
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.
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.