*** PLEASE NOTE – Our Winter Practice Season starts on Wednesday 28th September – see our Latest News page ***
THE FOREST OF DEAN MORRIS MEN.
Hello, and welcome to our website!
As it says on the banner above, we are the Forest of Dean Morris men. 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 calendar of performances for 2016 will shortly be available on our ‘Programme’ page so please hop over to there to see where we will be.
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
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.