Morris & Mummers
We have gathered some website links for further investigation. These links go to Dark Dorset recommended sites for further investigation.
The Morris Dancers of England, is an exciting range of DVDs, produced by Newland Media. Each DVD illustrates the variety of traditional English Morris Dancing by different performing Morris groups throughtout England.
An upcoming Border Morris dance side based in Poole, Dorset. They are currently seeking dancers and musicians, age 18-28, to join us for our first practice session in Poole on 16th September 2010.
Founded in 1995, Babylon are a border morris dance team, based in the small Dorset village of Corscombe.
Bourne River Morris Men dance in the Cotswold tradition. They practice in Winton on Thurdays from 8pm, and new dancers are very welcome
The Ladies Morris Side was formed in 1978 and is based in Wareham in Dorset. They dance in the Northwest tradition and wear the wooden clogs that were everyday footwear at the time the dances were first performed. The team name originates from the hand made buttons that were widely made in Dorset until the invention of the button-making machine in the 1860’s.
A small group based in East Dorset and West Hampshire, interested in Mumming
and other folk customs.
Formed in the late 1980's, Festus Derriman is a mixed fun loving Morris team based at the village of Upwey. The name 'Festus Derriman' is a character in Thomas Hardy's 'Trumpet Major'. Since this novel features the village we know as Upwey, where there Morris Side is based, it seemed like a logical name.
Frome Valley Morris are primarily a performance dance team who practise English Morris dancing - yes, the handkie and stick type, uniquely derived from the UK. We also perform two longsword dances and a Dorset mumming play which was enacted near Weymouth.
Hobos Morris 'Ladies'! Border dance side based in Poole, Dorset. Practise on Tuesday evenings from approximately the beginning of October to the end of March
Based in Poole, Dorset, Quayside Cloggies are a ladies clog-morris dance side who dance in the Northwest Tradition and take their dances mainly from Cheshire and Lancashire. They practice in Winton and welcome new dancers of any age
Steps In Time are a junior folk dance side. We meet every Friday in Sutton Waldron, near Shaftesbury, Dorset.
First formed in 1989, the Uplyme Morris group website, includes photographs, information about the performances and tour dates.
Are a Cotswold morris side that has danced in Dorset and the bordering areas of Somerset since 1957. Website includes photographs, information about the performances and tour dates.