malkin morris

Malkin Morris

Malkin Morris, a friendly ladies’ traditional north west clog morris team with a music band of ladies and gentlemen known as ‘The Roughlee Ruffians’, accompanying us, meet 7.00-9.00pm in Roughlee Village Centre every Monday except the first Monday of the month when we decamp to Barley Church Hall. If you would like to join or visit us do check times, date and venue though- we update practice details every week on our Facebook page. We are very proud to be based in Roughlee.

Introducing Malkin Morris

We specialize in dancing local dances which are named after the town of origin, so we dance ‘The Burney’, ‘The Clitheroe’, ‘The Whalley’ and others.

We started two years ago and now have a repertoire of 7 morris dances and 3 step dances with more pending. We danced out over 20 times last year at places like Bacup, Horwich, Downham, Colne and residential homes in Burnley, and even at Roughlee Victorian Fair, and just at the moment we are preparing to dance in Manchester at The Joint Morris Organisations Day of Dance with 50 other teams (scary!).

We are also very proud to have been awarded a small Heritage National Lottery award to “research, perform, teach and provide a lasting resource of local dances and tunes.”

To join us you need nothing but a sense of humour and an average amount of fitness, as the dances involve stepping, hopping, skipping etc. Learning and performing the dances is a most enjoyable, creative way to get and keep fit, and is fun. Equally musicians are required who can play in the key of G on their instrument. Music notation is provided and there is lots of practice at rehearsals. Experienced and completely inexperienced dancers and anyone in between are all welcome.

We specialize in local dances and like dancing for local events. We are your local team.

Do contact us either via Facebook, [email protected] or 07887 844025