WELCOME to the Pilgrim Morris Men of Guildford, the local morris dancing side of Guildford, Surrey, England. We dance a variety of traditions in the Cotswold style.
Founded in 1972, during the summer months we dance around Surrey and north-east Hampshire, and occasionally further afield. Our 2013 programme is now available, and will be updated during the season if and when anything changes. We are available for bookings, but because of our busy summer programme, we typically have to decline a substantial number of requests for bookings, so the earlier you can ask us the better. COME AND SEE US!!
Pilgrim Morris Men NEEDS NEW RECRUITS, both dancers and musicians. Although we have finished our practice season, we can start you off during the dance season. Otherwise, from the beginning of October we practice most Wednesdays from 8 to 10pm at Pewley Down School Hall, Guildford (pop GU1 3PT into your SatNav).
We kicked off our 2013 season at the Oxford Folk Festival, and we have so far danced in Odiham, St Martha’s Hill, Guildford, Thursley, the Ottershaw Fete, the Bramley Fete and the Surrey County Show. Recent pub visits include the White Hart, Witley, the Three Horseshoes, Thursley and the Jolly Farmer, Bramley. We were also recently guests of Knockhundred Shuttles at their 30th Anniversary day of dance in Guildford. Look out for our exciting new dance, The Corkscrew. Our ongoing core dances are from the Adderbury, Ducklington, Field Town and Bampton traditions.
For any amateur or professsional photographers who would like to take photos of us for publications and web sites, please let us know in advance, so we can ensure we can line up the best photo opportunity for you.
If you would simply like information, or have a booking enquiry, please send an email to the Bagman (he’s the lucky one that organises our calendar).
If you’d like to see us in action, search for Pilgrim Morris Men on Youtube. Meanwhile, here we are dancing Beaux of London City…
And here’s one that a member of the audience posted of us dancing at dawn on May Day this year, at St Martha’s Hill, near Guildford.
The next 3 Pilgrim Morris Events are below… Visit the Events page to see the full 2013 programme.
Wednesday, 19th June
The Good Intent Puttenham, followed by The Harrow, Compton at about 9pm. Yeah baby.
Wednesday, 26th June
Walking tour of Farnborough.
Tuesday, 2nd July
Running Stream, Weybourne at 8pm followed by a quick sprint down the road to The Garden Gate, Aldershot for 9pm. Music session afterwards.