West Somerset is beautiful area and has some stunning villages and panoramas. On a good day, which is most days, you can see all the way to Wales.
We are also very lucky to have many picturesque places to dance at such as Porlock Wier (insert) and Dunster as well as some fine hostelries selling traditional local ales and ciders.
In order to get back back into shape after such a long break, within the Covid-19 rules, the West Somerset Morris commenced outside practice sessions from May through to July. Although rather stiff and rusty, the dancers soon got into their stride with leaps and bounds.
The Morris dancers took a brave step and began dancing out at two venues in July: Washford Inn and Bicknoller Inn.
This was followed by dancing out at the Bird in Hand at Bishops Lydeard, the Carew Arms at Crowcombe, the Rest and be Thankful at Wheddon Cross and then at Burrowhayes, Luccombe.
Photos for 2022 are on the Gallery page.
Programme for 2022
April 28 Thursday Goathurst 8pm and Bird in Hand at Bishops Lydeard 9pm
May 01 Sunday Minehead Victorian Steampunk Festival 12 noon (Harbour) and 2 pm (Wellington Square)
May 02 Monday Milverton Street Fair (Bank Hoiliday)
May 05 Thursday Stogumber White Horse 8pm
May 19 Thursday Bicknoller Inn 8pm
May 26 Thursday Dulverton - Bridge Inn 8pm
June 02 Thursday Jubilee Holiday: Porlock 3pm (St Dubricius Church) and 4pm (Recreation Park)
June 03 Friday Wessex Folk Festival (Weymouth)
June 04 Saturday Wessex Folk Festival (Weymouth)
June 05 Sunday Wessex Folk Festival (Weymouth)
June 09 Thursday Royal Oak at Withypool 8pm
June 12 Sunday Old Cleeve Open Gardens 2pm and 3.30pm
June 16 Thursday Farmers Arms - Combe Florey with Sweet Coppin 8pm
June 23 Thursday Crown Hotel - Exford 8pm and Rest and be Thankful at Wheddon Cross 9pm
June 30 Thursday Stogursey The Gravel 8pm and then the Greyhound Inn 9pm
July 02 Saturday Weirfest 11.30 onwards (The Bottom Ship at Porlock Weir)
July 07 Thursday Valley of Rocks Hotel at Lynton 8pm and the Bath Hotel at Lynmouth 9pm
July 09 Saturday Carhampton Village Fete 2 pm
July14 Thursday Dunster Yarn Market 8pm
July 19 Tuesday Carew Arms with Taunton Deane Morris 8pm
July 21 Thursday Watchet Esplanade 8pm
July 23 Saturday Devon Tour
July 28 Thursday Beeches at Blue Anchor 8pm and Home Farm at St Audries 8pm
July 30 Saturday Watchet Carnival 2.45-3.15 - Street arena 4.00-4.30 – On The Esplanade
August 04 Thursday Carew Arms at Crowcombe 8pm
August 11 Thursday Halsway Manor Folk Week 8pm
August 18 Thursday Minehead Sea Front (8pm) and then Ship Aground (9pm)
August 25 Thursday Burrowhayes Campsite Luccombe (8pm) and Porlock outside St Dubricius Church (9pm)
September 03 Saturday Williton Fete 2.15pm
September 16 Friday 50th Celebration with Men Of Wight (Isle of Wight)*
September 17 Saturday 50th Celebration with Men Of Wight (Isle of Wight)
Sepember 18 Sunday 50th Celebration with Men Of Wight (Isle of Wight)
September 30 Friday Thames Valley and Greensleeves morris sides tour West Somerset*
October 01 Saturday Thames Valley and Greensleeves morris sides tour West Somerset
October 02 Sunday Thames Valley and Greensleeves morris sides tour West Somerset
December 04 Sunday Dulverton by Starlight
* Details to be added
St Audries Village Hall Thursdays
Practices will start again in the Autumn of 2022
Start time to be announced nearer the time.