Founded in 1984, Heather and Gorse Clog Morris are a ladies only dancing side (but we do have male musicians!) based near Newton Abbot, Devon. We dance mainly North West Morris dances with the occasional Cotswold dance thrown in. Our main aim is to enjoy ourselves, but we also hope that we provide entertainment for others. We collect money for charity when we can – a past squire has estimated that we have donated about £5000 to charity since we started.
In the Winter we practice every week on a Wednesday evening in Combeinteignhead village hall.
In the Summer we try to dance out at least once a week in the evening, usually at a pub. We also regularly dance at Sidmouth Folk Festival and Teignmouth Folk Festival. We like to spend at least one weekend away at a folk festival every year such as Wimborne, Swanage or Weymouth.
Please see Events for our programme of events for this year.
Special occasions in the past have been –
Dartmouth Steam Railway Heritage Festival June 2012
Dancing at Perros Guirec Festival of the hydrangeas 2003
Our kit is traditional with a blue skirt, white bloomers, white blouse and black waistcoat. We wear black clogs with bells.
We also have a small band of musicians playing drums, melodeons, concertinas, and whatever comes to hand!