Programme News: Our 2016 Summer programme is complete, and full details are on the Programme Page - here are the next few events coming up:
Chris Mason: We've had quite a few requests for Chris's life story as read at his funeral on 24th February 2016, so here are the readings etc from his funeral:
If you want to contact the team please call the Squire (leader) Stuart on 01258 858987 or the Bagman (secretary) Geoff on 01202 602221 or see the contacts page if you would like further details or wish to arrange transport.
And always remember, Morris Dancing is good fun - it gives you plenty of exercise - and gets you to some of the best locations and pubs in Dorset and elsewhere.
The Bourne River Morris Men
Formed in November 1967, and now in our 49th year, Bourne River Morris Men are a men's side dancing in the Cotswold style of Morris. We are members of The Morris Ring and perform dances originally collected in the early 1900's from a number of villages in the Cotswolds area of England, hence the description of 'Cotswold Morris'.
We are based in and around Bournemouth in Dorset, and in the summer months we visit and perform at a number of local hostelries (especially those purveyors of good ales) most Thursday evenings and many weekend events.
Some photos of our first ever performance in November 1967 can be found on the archives page.
During the winter months, despite rumours to the contrary, we do not hibernate - instead we practice indoors each Thursday and would welcome any new members whether novice or experienced dancer (and of course musicians). Many of us also transform into Stourvale Mummers in the pre-Christmas period to perform a traditional folk play from Sixpenny Handley.