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.
Come and join us for a fun evening out of social dance with music by the excellent Dumpus Ceilidh Band at Rattery Village Hall.
Tickets are £8.00 in advance to include a Ploughman's supper. Contact Ken Hudson on 01548 550004 or email events [at] dartingtonmorrismen [dot] org [dot] uk (subject: DMM%20Ceilidh%20enquiry) .
Thanks to the generous donations from our audiences at both Totnes on Boxing Day and Hope Cove on New Year's day, we will shortly be making donations to our chosen charities for this year. These are Rowcroft Hospice and the Totnes and South Hams branch of the Chernobyl Children's Lifeline - two fantastic organisations that we are delighted to support.
In addition to our usual pre-Christmas performance at the Dartington Shops (formerly the Cider Press Centre) at Shinner's Bridge, this year we will also dance in Totnes town centre. You can find us at about midday near the Dartmouth Inn on the Plains in Totnes, and later at about 2pm in Dartington.
We hope to see you there!
On Sunday 1st September, we once again hosted a successful day of Morris dancing in Totnes, on the final day of the 2013 Totnes Festival.
Just as the sun was rising on Wednesday May 1st, Dartington Morris Men once again danced in Totnes Castle to "welcome in the May". Even better support from local spectators this year than previous years, and it was a delight to see so many people watching us.
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*!
The Dartington Morris Proper Job! audio CD is available to order online for just £6.50 including P&P in the UK.
The CD contains a collection of songs and tunes that form part of our normal repertoire, played as part of the dance entertainment or performed after the dancing while we are relaxing and enjoying good company. You can listen to samples from the CD before buying securely online.
Our summer programme goes 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. On the Event Diary page you can also see a map showing where you can find our performance venues.
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.