West Somerset Morris

Cotswold and Border Morris

The West Somerset Morris Men were a long established and well respected morris side dancing Cotswold and traditional Border Morris.

 

As longstanding members of The Morris Ring, they were regular attendees of Ring meetings,'Days of dance' and Ales.

 

Halsway Manor has long been the spiritual home of Folk Dance in the West Country and was the home of the West Somerset Morris Men since their formation.

 

In 2015 the West Somerset Morris Men began the transition to becoming the West Somerset Morris when they decided to use their experience and influence in the area to start a mixed border side to help promote folk dance and specifically morris in the local area.

 

The project was a great success and the 'West Somerset Border Morris' was formed.

From 2018 the West Somerset Morris Men and the West Somerset Border Morris became the West Somerset Morris (WSM) and are now a mixed adult side dancing Cotswold and traditional Border Morris 

 

The West Somerset Morris meet on Thursday nights.

 

The practice venues can vary so please check the Diary Page for more information.

 

Read author Tracey Gemmell's account of meeting the West Somerset Morris by clicking the link below. The blog includes photos of dancing out and practice nights.

 

https://traceygemmell.com/2018/12/20/jingle-bells-morris-style/ 

 

 

 

 

Key Events 2018

 

 BBC2's Great British Railway Journeys Broadcast in January included a contribution from the West Somerset Morris. 

 

Also during January the West Somerset Morris danced in a wild, wet and windy Wassail at Carhampton.

 

This was followed by a busy dancing out season throughout West Somerset during the summer months.

 

During November  the West Somerset Morris presented cheques to this year's local charities. More details on the diary page.

 

Dunster by Candlelight was at the beginning of December  and a Boxing Day event with a good and generous crowd at Dunster's Yarn Market completed 2018.

 

Photos for the year are on the Gallery page.