This website is currently being overhauled and updated.
We are happy to report that our “Wednesday Dance Outs” have recently restarted. We are arranging venues on a more or less weekly basis, so have not been able to produce a programme for this summer here.
Please have a look at our About us page for more details of the history of Morris in the Forest, and of the side itself. We have recently celebrated our 50th Anniversary as a Side – see our ‘Latest news’ page.
We’re a mixed Side of all ages and are always keen to welcome new dancers whether complete novices or experienced. Look here for more details.
THE FOREST OF DEAN MORRIS.
Hello, and welcome to our website!
As it says on the banner above, we are the Forest of Dean Morris. We are based in the Forest of Dean, that wonderful triangle of ancient forest between the rivers Severn and Wye, in Gloucestershire, England.
We are performers of that most English of traditions – Morris Dancing, which has been performed since at least the 1400′s.
The buttons above will provide you with all you need to know about on what we do, why we do it, and where we do it.
Our programme for dancing out runs roughly from Easter until the end of September, but you are most welcome to come and meet us as we practice weekly for 2022 at Soudley Village Hall (GL14 2TZ).
We dance for enjoyment and to keep the tradition alive. We have danced at weddings, festivals, birthdays, fetes, fayres, and anniversary events all over the UK. We have also danced in France, Germany, and Belgium.
If you would like to find out more about us just use the buttons above in the first instance. If you’d like to join us, book us for an event, or come along to a free ‘taster’ at one of our Winter practice nights please get in touch with us via our Contact page
An unashamed plug for Wye Valley Brewery!
If you’d like to see us in action here are links to a couple of YouTube videos. First up is the Upton-on-Severn Stick dance from, unsurprisingly, Upton-on-Severn! It’s being danced quite a long way downstream from Upton at Newnham-on-Severn.
Following on from that is a video of us performing ‘Bluebells of Scotland’ from the village of Adderbury in Oxfordshire.