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.







Events 2018/2019


 BBC2's Great British Railway Journeys Broadcast in January 2018 included a contribution from the West Somerset Morris. 


2018 was a busy dancing out season throughout West Somerset during the summer months as is 2019.


In November  2018 the West Somerset Morris presented cheques to  selected local charities. 


Both Dunster by Candlelight  and a Boxing Day at the Yarn Market had good and generous crowds.


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