Welcome to Morris Minors

Updated 07/09/ 2022

Welcome to the Morris Minors website.

Hoping you all survived the heat and enjoyed a well earned rest over the summer. Morris  has survived plagues, war, fire, flood, tempest and now covid. We, and most of our listed contacts, are still here to  help with your planning needs and answer any questions.

We are fully operational and ready for action this autumn.

We know that some schools and youth groups are still wary about hosting visiting groups. If you have staff members who are considering teaching Morris themselves we can supply help and information. We also have two disc based tutorial aids, “Morris Hey”, which takes you through teaching Cotswold, Border, Mollie and North West styles, and “Morris for You(th)”, which takes you through the teaching of several traditional Cotswold style dances. Both of these include soundtrack discs, though there is nothing like a live musician. These are available on free loan via Debby (see contact page).  

This is your contact point for all things Morris and all things traditional in music, song and dance.

Our Objectives

To provide Morris Dancing tuition for children in schools and youth groups in Hull and East Yorkshire.
To train and support those working with children and young people to teach Morris Dancing.
To support and promote Morris Dancing and other traditional dance, music and song in Hull and East Yorkshire.

Thank you for your interest. Please click on one of the items on the black menu bar above to visit our other pages. As part of our  commitment to the promotion of Morris Dancing in general, you may also find our “See Morris” and “Links” sections worth examining.

One for the adults. Makara Morris, based in Driffield, have reformed and come out of lockdown. Places where they can be seen are on their website at http://www.makaramorris.co.uk .
If you fancy trying something traditional and unusual as a dancer or musician, they are always looking for new recruits.
In the winter, they will be learning dances and practicing in Wansford Village Hall each Monday night from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. In the summer they are usually outside.

Interested? Email Debby withbelzon@hotmail.com  or give her a ring on 01482 473070. Their new website is at http://www.makaramorris.co.uk 

Video has emerged on You tube of the Buttercross Belles, North West Morris Team, dancing on Scale Lane Bridge as it moves in 2017, the only Bridge in Britain where this can happen. The event was the Hull Day of Dance organised as part of the Morris Federation A.G.M. The bridge staff were brilliant at the time. Most helpful, suggestive and accommodating. We must do it again!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tju7G_biww4&feature=youtu.be

London Morris Dancer recreates William Kempe’s 9 Dais Wonder of 1600, dancing from London to Norwich in nine days!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-32556930

William Kempe

William Kempe

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