Welcome to the MMD Web-site

Manchester Morris Dancers and its predecessor team, the Manchester Morris Men, have been dancing since 1930 and dance both North-west Clog Morris and Cotswold Dances.  Over the years, we have danced in many places and at all sorts of events.  On Thursday evenings in summer you may see us dancing outside one of the pubs in the local area, and at weekends we may be away in other parts of the UK or Europe.

Buxton, July 2017
dancing in Butxon , July 2017

The North-west Dances we perform are from Oldham, Mossley, New Mills, Godley Hill, Colne, Medlock, and Abram. And the Cotswold Dances, selected each year by the squire, are from various villages in Oxfordshire and neighbouring counties. These currently include dances from Bampton, Bledington, Bucknall, Fieldtown and Lichfield.

There are currently around 15 active members, and the music for the team normally consists of a melodeon (or two), whistle, concertina and accordion, with the addition of a drum for the North-west dances.

To contact MMD, or ask if we can perform at your event, please John Alexander, the Bagman (Secretary) for MMD.     Alternatively, if you do not have email, phone John on 01925 753641

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Free Morris Dance Workshops for men and women

at St Mathews Church Hall, Stretford, M32 9AJ
Classes are currently postponed. We hope to be able to restart them in 2021.

No booking needed.
Questions? -- contact George on 01625 404279 or 07854 713207.
-- alternatively, email us at email@manchestermorrismen.org.uk.

For a 'different take' on Manchester MD, along with other photos and details on events, find us on Facebook

Where to see us

... at the moment, like the rest of the nation, we're all individually holed up at home, and looking forward to the day when we can get out dancing again!

The Colne dance, danced at Limassol Castle in Cyprus in October 2015


Last Modified 07 April 2020