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 King John's Morris Men




King John's Morris Men perform mostly Cotswold morris and, from time time, North West and Border morris and a mummers' play, in and around Southampton, and often further afield.

We are actively seeking new members - please contact the Squire or the Bagman if you would like to join us.

Following the success of our 2020 virtual mummers' play, as featured on BBC South Today on Friday 18th December 2020 and in the Hampshire Chronicle on Thursday 17th December 2020, we have again produced a virtual mummers' play for 2021

As, for some reason, we haven't been able to dance, sing or play "live" recently, we have also produced a CD of our songs and music - Pig Sticking, which is available at the very reasonable price of £5.00 plus postage and packing.

As we again couldn't dance on May Day this year, Harry and Guy have conspired to produce a jig which Harry has recently learned - see it on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/XgO0NH_PvOo

In normal times, we meet on Mondays from 8:00 p.m. between September and April and normally dance out at suitable venues, usually on a Thursday evening, between May and August, and at various other events. From September 2019 our practice venue has been the Scout Hut, 44-50 Brickfield Road, Portswood, Southampton SO17 3AE.

Given the current pandemic restrictions, we have not been able to dance out as normal since March 2020, no were we able to hold our usual practices until the Autumn of 2021, when we restarted practices at the Scout Hut in Brickfield Road.

The illustration above and the cartoons at the end of each page are by very talented David Hutchings - one of our resting members.

Other pages here:

  • Contact gives you information on how to contact us

  • Events provides details of where we have been recently and where we will be in the near future. We also usually sing and play after we have danced on a Thursday evening from May to September, and hold and music and song session once a month between September and April.
    We did manage to dance at two events in the summer of 2021 (New Forest Folk Festival and West Dean Fete), and we hope to dance at the Vine, Old Bursledon, on 26 December 2021

  • Mumming has information about our (lack of) mummers' play venues this year, but, we have a virtual play to delight and amuse (perhaps)

  • About does, we hope, what it says on the tin

  • News contains anything which could not be found a more suitable home