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.

 

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NEXT DANCE OUT

 

1 May 2020

 

Minehead May Day

Wellington Square

 

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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/ 

 

 

 

 

2019 Report

 

Dunster by Candlelight 2019  had good and generous crowds.

 

The Boxing Day dance out and Mummers Play at the Yarn Market also had a good and generous audience.

 

Overall 2019  saw  dancing out at many venues throughout West Somerset.  Details are summarised on the Diary page.

 

Photos for 2019 including the West Somerset Morris dancing out at the Wessex Folk Festival are on the Gallery page.

 

The West Somerset Morris presented cheques to three local charities on 30 January 2020.Hope for Tomorrow's Bumble Bus: Mobile cancer treatment           (£500); Wheels in Watchet/Williton   (£250); Minehead Car Scheme (£250). The latter two help people who have difficulty using public transport. See photo above.