Who are we
- We are a traditional Morris side who dance North West Clog Morris, We have been going for 30 years since being re-established by Derek Howard in 1981. Three of the original team still dance with us today..
Mossley Morris Men has a long history dating back to the early nineteenth century. In 1890, Mossley danced in The Royal Albert Hall, London at the English Folk Dance and Song Society Festival.
The side has a number of members who practice at the Highland Laddie Public house on Tuesday evening usually starting between 8.30-9pm (Morris time) we usually finish around 10pm, and then enjoy a couple of pints and the occassional music session.
As is the trend with a number of Morris sides throughout the country the tradition is dying through lack of membership, there is a stigma attached to Morris dancing and is often the subject of humour, however it isn't until you get involved with Morris dancing that you become aware of what great enjoyment can be gained.
Mossley Morris Men have previously danced all over the country at various venues which have included folk/music festivals, so it isn't all about dancing, following our numerous local outings we often end the meeting with a music session, which ranges from Vivaldi to Jasper Carrot.
Great fun can be had for all the family, we are especially short of young dancers to carry on the tradition, We need more dancers and musicians of every ability. So if you fancy giving it a go with no pressure then turn up at the Highland Laddie on Tuesday evening.
Please check our diary to ensure that we are not dancing out at a venue before turning out to the Highland Laddie. You are very welcome to come along to the venue, who knows you may even get a dance or play music with us.
If you require any more info please feel free to contact us using our contacts page.
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