btsmallChalice Morris needs you!

Morris Dancing has been a recorded part of English life for at least six hundred years, but ritual dance probably dates back to the Iron Age or even earlier.  Contrary to popular belief, it isn't a Pagan ritual, it's entertainment!

Recent historical studies place the earliest Morris records in the time of Henry VII (1500), part of the Court masques and entertainment.

From the Court it seems to have spread into popular entertainment, first in large houses, then to village celebrations, where it became associated with Church Ales and other seasonal festivities.

By joining the Chalice Morris Men, you will be helping to keep this ancient English Tradition alive. Learning the dances, being part of a team, visiting the pubs and villages of Somerset, and above all being part of an English Country Tradition, is great fun!