Who we are — and where we are

The Men of Wight Morris Men are a team (or side) of Morris Men, who live and dance on the Isle of Wight. That pretty much sums us up, unless you don't know what Morris dancing is or where the Isle of Wight is, in which case read on.

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The side was formed in 1970, and has been dancing solidly ever since. The dances we do come mostly from the Cotswolds, though there are a few from elsewhere in the country, and we have even been known to do the odd bit of sword dancing. We perform on Thursday evenings from May to September, normally at one pub at 8:00 pm and another at 9:00, and at the occasional weekend do. From October to April we practice indoors instead.

On the Island, the Men have close links with the Oyster Girls and the Wight Bells, two ladies' teams that dance the North-West Morris, the Island Cloggies, another ladies team that perform various clog dances from the North of England, Bloodstone Border and Moonshine Border who both dance in the exuberant Welsh-border style, Guith Carnival Morris who dance a mixture of Cotswold and Border, Whitgar Morris who are a mixed side dancing mainly Cotswold Morris, as well as Mr Baker's Dozen, who perform a mixture of dances including various sorts of Morris.

Note: The Island Cloggies and Moonshine Border can be found on Facebook, if you're a Facebook user.