Photo taken May 2019 From June 2021, website is being updated regularly again.
RADDON HILL NORTH WEST CLOG MORRIS
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We are a happy and friendly Clog Morris Side. Our members are drawn from across Devon, keen to enjoy the fun and frolics of our mixed Side. There is a serious side though, when we practise at Clyst St George Village Hall under the enthusiastic guidance of Caz, on Tuesday evenings between October and May. Come along and try - you will be made very welcome!
In the Summer we dance out most Tuesday evenings.
Our music is provided by our enthusiastic band comprising:
Robin (accordion and band leader), David (accordion), Pete (accordion), Nicole (English concertina), Geoff (melodeon), Chris (melodeon), newly joining member Mike (accordion), and Marlene (accordion).
And remembering Brian Dixon who played melodeon with us up to and including the summer of 2016.
Finding our Morris Side
We practise on Tuesday evenings at the Village / Parish Hall, Woodbury Road, Clyst St George near Exeter EX3 0RE. Practices start at 8pm.
During the rest of the year we enjoy dancing “out” at pubs and weekends away in the UK and abroad!!
The North West Clog Morris Dances we Dance
All our dances are drawn from the North West of England and many are named after places which you may know.
These are Adlington, Colne, Cossington, Garstang, Gisburn, Herne Bay, Hepples, Hindley Circle, Knutsford, Leyland, Littleborough, Marsh Green, Piper's Ash, Runcorn, Upper Mill & Whitby Shindig. In May 2021 we started learning - outdoors - a special "Lockdown Dance", which didn't involve physical contact and kept dancers at a safe distance. But now we are dancing carefully again inside the Village Hall..
We often change dances to bring freshness to our display and to encourage new members (we all start from square one!!). We practise energetically over the winter season so that in the summer we dance with the precision the style demands while always having fun.
Being a fan of Raddon Hill
Cast your eye over our Photo Album
We are indebted to Trevor Bennett who provides us with our website, provides support, backups and advice to us in running the website.
Caz Brown sets up new Galleries and Articles and is principal liaison with Trevor Bennett the webmaster.
Pete Mac is the lead on programme changes and adding new photos, though the duties of Caz and Pete overlap.
Any comments or suggestions about the website are welcome and should be sent via Contact Us at the top of the screen.
More information about Morris dancing
Mainly Morris provides links to all branches of Morris.
Morris Side Music
Morris Sides have a well established reputation for leading a lively evening of song and music in pubs after dance outs.