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Taunton Deane Morris Men
21 March 2017 - 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 11 April 2017
We are a male dance side founded by a handful of enthusiasts in 1973 that practice on Tuesday nights (20:00-22:00) throughout the winter and spring at Wilton Hall by St Georges Church at TA1 3JT.
We learn two dance traditions and develop our own Taunton tradition and any men that are interested in learning more can come and visit us or meet us afterwards in The Vivary Arms at TA1 3JR.
From Easter Monday until August we dance in the villages of Somerset and east Devon and perform at fetes, street fairs, wassails, weddings and folk weekends. The dances are usually for 6 and occasionally 8 men with music from melodeons, pipe and tabor or occasionally bagpipes. We also dance on a number of occasions during Christmas in the style of a Border Morris team.
We are entirely self-funded with a modest club subscription and income from paid bookings and collections when we dance out. Over the years we have given approximately £10,000 to various charities and continue a Somerset tradition of dance dating back to 1580.
More information and contact details can be found at our website