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.

 

During the Spring and Summer 2019 we enjoyed dancing throughout West Somerset. 

 

The May Programme started with May Day in Minehead where the famous Minehead hobby-horses could be seen wandering the streets and taking part in the Wellington Square dancing.  We also enjoyed dancing at Milverton Street Fair and other villages including Stogumber (with Mayhem), Bicknoller, Nether Stowey (with Sweet Coppin), Goathurst, Bishops Lydeard, Withypool, Exford. Other venues included The Beeches Caravan Park at Blue Anchor and Home Farm at St Audries.

 

The Wessex Folk Festival over the first weekend in June provided an opportunity to meet old friends from many other morris groups.  There was plenty of chances to dance, to make music and to sing.

 

June followed with Thursday dance outs at various villages Cannington, Combwich, Cotford St Luke, Combe Florey, Watchet, Winsford and Wheddon Cross.  Other venues where the dancing added to the richness of the events were the Sampford Brett Fete and Washford Beer Fest.   

 

The final month of the dance season meant another drive across the moors to Lynton and Lynmouth on the first day of August. Before that venues included Dunster, Old Cleeve, Dulverton, Minehead, Burrowhayes Campsite, the Porlock Weir Fest and in September Porlock Carnival.  

 

December saw the annual highlights of Dunster by Candlelight and Boxing day at the Yarn Market in Dunster. In addition to the Cotswold and Border dancing a Mummers Play was performed by members of the West Somerset Morris for the first time in many years. In all 2019 was  a great year for the West Somerset Morris.

 

 

Why not join us at one of the venues below for some traditional dancing, music and singing during 2020.

 

Events for 2021

 

Hopefully we will have a chance to dance out as Spring changes into summer.  We will keep you posted.

 

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