*** Taster Sessions, October 13th & 20th ***
The perfect opportunity to try traditional morris dancing, whether as dancer or musician. Come and see us at Pewley Down Infant School, Guildford GU1 3PT from 8.15-9.45pm and give morris dancing a try.
As restrictions ease, we’re making tentative steps towards establishing a safe return to dancing and will be returning to our regular practices fro October. We hope to be out and about and dancing soon. In the meantime, may we present Summerpole 2021, lockdown style.
WELCOME to the website of Pilgrim Morris of Guildford. Established in 1972, we dance a variety of traditions in the Cotswold style, generally dancing around Surrey and north-east Hampshire during the summer season. From time to time we will head off to other locations, mainly for tours or festivals, and we dance at corporate events.
We always welcome new members so if you fancy giving it a go, come and see us during the Practice Season (October to April). We practice at Pewley Down School, Guildford, on Wednesday evenings between 8 and 10pm. Being a Pilgrim is about more than dancing: we normally have a music session after our pub gigs and the team has a strong social side. We also present the traditional Guildford Mummers Play on Twelfth Night (6th Jan) in the oldest pubs in Guildford town centre every year as well as hosting the annual Summerpole festival each year on to welcome in the Summer. See our events calendar for details of where to see us dancing.
Our current core dances are from the Adderbury, Ducklington, Field Town and Bampton traditions.
For any amateur or professional photographers who would like to take photos of us for publications and web sites, if you let us know in advance, we can ensure we can line up the best photo opportunity for you. We are always very grateful for any photos or videos, we’re normally too busy to take them ourselves.
If you’d like to see us in action, search for Pilgrim Morris on Youtube, there are lots of videos of us. You can also find us on Twitter and Facebook. More details about our dances, including notation is available on the Morris Dance Database.