Chris Deuchar's Morris Dancing Page
(Current update: Saturday, July 04, 2020)
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 painted faces and dark attire. The dances tend
to be simpler than those from the Cotswolds but danced in a wilder style.
Black Pig Border 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
I have my own
'alternative' Black Pig Border pages HERE!
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
AND from 2010 there was the rock band
The famous (well, since 1968!) Dolphin Morris Men of Nottingham, celebrated
their fiftieth birthday in 2018. 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
(1972-76) of the now defunct Carlton Morris Men and an occasional member
[1975-78] of the also defunct Clifton Grove Morris Men.
Dolphin MM have their own
web pages here.
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