Dancing out in the West Somerset area

 

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.

 

Summer 2021

 

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      West Somerset and Devon Tour  *

 

July 28 Thursday      Beeches at Blue Anchor 8pm and Home Farm at St Audries 8pm

 

 

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                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Practice Venue 2021-2022

 

 

 

 

St Audries Village Hall Thursdays

 Practices will start again in the Autumn of 2022

Start time to be announced nearer the time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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