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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 Morris are back.

 

Following our enforced break during which we missed the comradeship of our fellow dancers and opportunity to entertain and interact with our audiences, and have a pint of good beer in a pub Leicester Morris are back in action.  

 In 2020 for the first time in sixty-two years our Wednesday evening tours had to be cancelled so it was with some trepidation in July this year at after a few out-door practices we were able to return to a limited number of pubs.  Having shaken off the cobwebs and exercised our ankles and knees it was great to be back together doing what we love – dancing the Morris.

 With Summer over we have now retreated to our Wednesday practice sessions where we are working on our Border Morris repertoire in readiness for our Winter programme as Red Leicester. 

You will be very welcome if you would like to join us either as a dancer or musician.  If you aren’t sure whether it’s for you why don’t you come along on any Wednesday evening to meet us and see if what we do is for you!   

Practice Venue:  St Stephen’s Church Hall, New Walk. Leicester    LE1 7GB