Dancing out in the West Somerset area


West Somerset is beautiful area and has some stunning villages and panoramas (on a good day you can see all the way to Wales, which is most days).


We are also very lucky to have many picturesque places to dance at such as Porlock Wier (insert) and Dunster as well as some fine hostelries selling traditional local ales and ciders.


During the Spring and Summer 2017 we enjoyed dancing throughout West Somerset. On St George’s Day the team danced outside the Stag’s Head at Dunster.


May was a busy month with the group dancing at the White Horse, Stogumber, the Bicknoller Inn, and The Rest and be Thankful Inn at Wheddon Cross, The Crown Hotel at Exford, On the Gravel at Stogursey, the Globe Inn at Cannington, the Yarn Market at Dunster and Old Cleeve.


The pace continued through June with dancing at the Washford Inn, the Whitehorse Inn at Torre, the Star Inn and the Esplanade at Watchet, Stanford Brett Village Fete, at Nether Stowey with the Sweet Coppin clog dancers. June finished with the Bishop Lydeard School Fete, the Bicknoller Inn, the Blue Ball at Triscombe, the two Royal Oaks – Withypool and Winsford.  


The Porlock Beer Fest started July and was followed by dancing at Goathurst, the Bird in Hand at Bishops Lydeard, Minehead Sea Front by the Railway Station and at the Old Ship Aground, Burrowhayes Campsite and Porlock outside St Dubricius Church. The summer season ended with dancing at the Quantock’s Brewery next to Bishops Lydeard Station.  



Why not join us at one of the venues below for some traditional dancing, music and singing.


Winter events for 2017



                 02    Dunster by Candlelight. West Street 17:30. High Street by Christmas Tree 19:00.

                 09     Porlock Late Night Shopping  17:30 and 19:00.

                 26    (Boxing Day)  Dunster Yarn Market 11.00. 






Wassail at Carhampton

6.30 Wednesday

17 January 2018


West Somerset Morris 

will dance and join in the music.


British Railway Journeys

Watch on BBC iPlayer

First broadcast on BBC2  at 6.30 pm on Thursday 11 January 2018.


The programme includes a great contribution from the West Somerset Morris Men and the West Somerset Border Morris



Summer events for 2018

The West Somerset Morris Men and West Somerset Border Morris programme for 2018 will be added as the venues are confirmed.


Autumn/Winter 2017/2018 practice venues

Thursday Night Practice venues 2017 -2018

Practice is from 20:00 until 22:00


SEPTEMBER      21   Sampford Brett Village Hall 

                        28   Sampford Brett Village Hall

OCTOBER         05   Washford Village Hall 

                        12   Sampford Brett Village Hall

                        19   Bicknoller Village Hall

                        26   Sampford Brett Village Hall

NOVEMBER       02   Halsway Manor Long Room

                        09   Sampford Brett Village Hall

                        16   Bicknoller Village Hall                 

                        23   Bicknoller Village Hall

                        30   Bicknoller Village Hall

DECEMBER       07   Bicknoller Village Hall                   

                        14   Halsway Manor Long Room

                        21   Halsway Manor Long Room  

                        28   NO PRACTICE

JANUARY          04   Halsway Manor Long Room

                         11   Halsway Manor Long Room

                        18   Halsway Manor Long Room                   

                        25   Bicknoller Village Hall

FEBRUARY        01  Halsway Manor Long Room

                        08  Sampford Brett Village Hall

                        15  Bicknoller Village Hall

                        22  Bicknoller Village Hall

MARCH            01  Bicknoller Village Hall

                        08  Sampford Brett Village Hall

                       15  Bicknoller Village Hall

                       22  Bicknoller Village Hall

 APRIL             05  Bicknoller Village Hall

                       12  Sampford Brett Village Hall

                       19  Sampford Brett Village Hall