Tywardreath Morris was formed in 2010 as a mixed morris dance side. We mainly perform dances that fall into the Cotswold style traditions of Adderbury, Lichfield and Horsham. We currently have about 20 dancers and musicians.
Our name comes from the village of Tywardreath in south-east Cornwall. The village is probably best known from Daphne du Maurier's book "The House on the Strand" which refers to the priory that once stood in the village.
Our costume includes black trousers, white shirts and black and gold baldrics which reflect the colours of the Cornish coat of arms. The Cornish bezants are embroidered on the front of the baldrics and each member of the team has a logo of their choice embroidered on the back (Meet the team).
We practise throughout the winter every Wednesday evening. We meet in Tywardreath Village Hall and adjourn to the New Inn pub after practise. In the summer we dance in local pubs and at village events. In July 2011 we attended a weekend of dance held by Sompting Village Morris in Worthing, Sussex. To see a video of us dancing Vandals from Lichfield please click on the link http://youtu.be/hPg06xwRUkk.
If you are interested in joining as a dancer or musician please get in touch via our Contacts Page. Alternatively we look forward to meeting you when we are dancing out.