Summer 2019

Bovey Tracey Green Man (Saturday 27 April)

A wind warning put paid to the craft market and road closures, but the Morris dancers (being generally a bit heavy to be blown away) carried on regardless in alternative dance spots. I'm pretty sure that the Gasket Rats danced in a shower of small hail at one point.

For us it was our first outing with a new musician - Mandolin Morris Man Martin - who lost his Morrisginity on the wild streets of Bovey Tracey. It was also the first outing in two seasons of the classic dance Whirlygig, a crowd pleaser with its shifting axis and constant motion.

Other teams had also braved the conditions and we enjoyed seeing old friends from many sides. In an additional twist, the squire fancied a weatherproof afternoon spot and so we had our first dance inside a distillery. Dartmoor Distillary, formerly the town hall for an afternoon of weatherproof dancing.


Debs  - Bag (Side officer for bookings)

01626 770 238

Isabel - Squire (Leader in charge of dance performance)