Rutland Horseshoe




Rutland Morris Men

  • One of the earliest photographs of Rutland Morris, from 1975 at Rutland Water
  • 'Dancing In' to the Morris Ring at Thaxted in 1978
  • 46th stop in the 1983 Rutland Morris Journey, where we danced at every village in Rutland over one weekend
  • Playing the melodeon from the back of a tandem on the 1985 bike tour, piloted by John Dawtrey
  • Group photograph at the Dartington Ring meeting, 1989
  • Impressively coordinated (and high) jumps at the Trigg Ring meeting in 1996
  • High altitude dancing in the London Eye in 2001
  • Greeting the Queen on her visit to Uppingham in June 2001
  • One of the more photogenic dance spots - a Red Cross event at Holywell Hall in Lincolnshire in 2008
  • Morris Dancing on Carisbrooke castle wall during the 2009 Isle of Wight Ring meeting
  • North Luffenham Hall, June 2010
  • Another Trigg Ring meeting, this time in August 2010
  • Impressively straight lines for a massed 'Vandals of Hammerwich' in Uppingham Market Square at the start of the Rutland Ring meeting July 2011
  • The group photograph of Rutland Morris Men and guests at the Rutland Ring meeting July 2011 (at the Uppingham Community College)

Rutland Morris are still recruiting!

Dove Cottage strawberries and Pimms day, July 2017, thanks to and © Sally Harnett

We are always happy to welcome new dancers or musicians. We held an informal session in September at our usual practice venue, Ashwell Village Hall, where our potential new members learnt two dances in the evening. The new musicians were able to speak to our band of musicians about playing an instrument for Rutland Morris, as well as being able to join in the 'Rutland Morris orchestra' and accompany the dancing.

It was good to see so many new faces … we are a very friendly bunch, so we hope to see them regularly.

There are so many things to be gained from joining the Rutland Morris.

  • Friendship (above all)
  • Satisfaction in helping to maintain tradition
  • Lots of visits to local villages and pubs
  • Chances to join weekend tours
  • A fitness work out once a week!
  • You get to wear some awesome clothes…and a hat!
  • Status … looks good on a CV (it really does!!)

Although we are a male side (club) we welcomee all to these types of session. The evening timing was from 8.00pm to 10.00pm with a beer in an Oakham pub afterwards.

To see where we're performing during the rest of the year, please visit our 'events page'.