Harthill Morris are a Cotswold Morris dancing side from the most southerly village in Yorkshire.
In 1976 a group of lads formed Harthill Morris just to dance in the Harthill village show as a bit of fun. Almost 50 years later we are still dancing, singing and making merriment throughout the local area of South Yorkshire, North Derbyshire and North Nottinghamshire, up and down the UK, and on the occasional tour overseas. Harthill Morris have clashed their sticks for Her Majesty, the Prince of Wales, on radio and on TV.
Harthill Morris danced with pride into the Morris Ring in 1981. We are now a mixed side and are always looking to welcome new members to the side. Do please join us – email Darren Nugent at email@example.com.
The Harthill Morris performance season starts in May with a May Day coach tour, and continues through until September, dancing-out on most Thursday evenings at local pubs. Throughout the year the side perform at various events such as carnivals, fairs and well dressings, and dance at Morris gatherings including Ring Meetings, folk festivals and Days of Dance. During the Winter and early Spring the team practice on Thursday evenings at Harthill Village Hall and from Remembrance Sunday until Christmas, after practice, the side lead the local community in singing Yorkshire Carols. Traditionally Harthill Morris perform at the two village pubs in Harthill on Boxing Day, and some of the team form the Harthill Tuppers; a Mumming group who perform The Derby Tup around the local area during the festive period raising money for charity.