Leicester Morrismen

Welcome to our website. Leicester Morrismen are a group of ordinary guys of varied ages and backgrounds,who share a love of the Morris and like having fun!

Morris Dancing has been part of English life for at least six hundred years and there is continuing argument as to its origins and age and while it was unique to England there are clear similarities to traditional dances from elsewhere.

 Leicester Morrismen are currently following HM Government advice and have suspended practices until it is safe and sensible to resume.

We are missing our practices and the comradeship of our fellow dancers. We miss the immediate opportunity to entertain and interact with our audiences, and surprise surprise, we miss the opportunities to have a pint of good beer in local pubs.  

All of our commitments for 2020 were cancelled and so for the first time since 1959 our  programme of Wednesday evening tours did not take place. When the current restrictions are lifted we will reassess our situation and plan to transfer our unused 2020 programme into 2021, and hope that our pub venues have been able to survive to welcome us back.

We all look forward to the post-virus future.

Leicester Morrismen (aka Red Leicester) were not able to perform at The Griffin Inn, Swithland on Boxing Day for the first time in nearly 40 years, but to maintain this tradition we posted clips of some of our past performances and a specially recorded Covid19 version of the Sproxton Wooing Play. 

This is a big THANK YOU to all of our friends and supporters who used the JustGiving link to help us to raise our target of £400 for Rainbows Children’s Hospice , the charity we collect for every Boxing day.  We have reached our £400 target but the JustGiving page is still active!