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Copyright Ripley Morris Men 2016

RIPLEY MORRIS MEN

Dancing in the “Cotswold” tradition with a touch of

“Lower Balby” thrown into the mix.


Morris Dancing is of unknown origin: it may be an ancient pagan ritual and it’s ancestry is a matter of much debate, however it is thought that the bells and handkerchiefs frighten away evil spirits which ensure that the crops grow and children are plentiful.

We hope you will not be scared and might be encouraged to join us or watch us dancing around Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and further afield.

Ripley Morris Men are based in Ripley in Derbyshire and were formed in 1924. The side flourished until the early 1950's and was then re-formed in 1981. The side continues to thrive today and will soon celebrate it’s 90th anniversary.