Chris Deuchar's Morris Dancing Page

(Current update: Thursday, June 03, 2010)

The infamous Black Pig Border Morris perform dances from the English border counties with Wales of Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. The dancers usually perform with blackened faces and dark attire. The dances tend to be simpler than those from the Cotswolds but danced in a wilder style.

Black Pig have their own web pages here!

They have now produced two CDs, 'Roll a Ferret for Jesus!' and 'Three Sheets to the Wind' along with a DVD of their mummers play. Details are on the site.

I have my own 'alternative' Black Pig Border pages HERE! including:-
details of the first CD here and also the
Bumper Book of Bow Locks here
and personal tributes to Pigs who are no longer with us click here.

AND FOR 2010 the debut of the rock band!

The famous (well, since 1968!) Dolphin Morris Men of Nottingham, celebrated their fortieth birthday in 2008. This makes them one of the oldest of the 'revival' style sides in the Nottingham/East Midlands area. The dances they perform come mostly from the Cotswold region of England and are predominantly performed by men wearing white clothing with ribbons, bells and generally colourful attributes. I danced with them from approx 1981 to 2001. Previously I was a founder member of the now defunct Carlton Morris Men (1972-76) and an occasional member of the also defunct Clifton Grove Morris Men from 1975-78.

Dolphin MM have their own web pages accessible here.

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