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Red Cuthbert Morris enjoy practicing and performing all year around, both traditional dances and our own creations. Sometimes with straight lines, sometimes with real ale, always with enthusiasm – morris should be at least as much fun for the people doing it as those watching!

A group of friends who love morris dancing founded Red Cuthbert Morris in Bedford in 2012, and we remain a friendly side that is always open to new members, so if you fancy trying out morris dancing for yourself contact us and come along to a practice at St Cuthbert’s Hall on Thursdays at 8pm or to any of our events. We are still centred in Bedford, and now have members from Northampton to St Neots.

Our musicians run a folk session that meets on the last Tuesday of almost every month in the Wellington Arms, Bedford, which is highly recommended whether to share a few tunes or to meet them if you think you might like to have a go at playing for morris – regardless of instrument.

We are keen to keep traditions alive while adding something new. Affiliated to the Morris Federation, we are open to people of all genders, races, and religions. We believe in a collaborative and inclusive future for morris dancing, and reject attempts to subvert folk dance for political or bigoted ends.

If you were wondering, our name comes from the hall we practise in  – St Cuthbert’s Hall (as well as the colour of our rag coats).

Red Cuthbert dancing the “Chingford” version of the “Upton Stick Dance” at the CAMRA Bedford Beer Festival 2019

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And finally Hemlock Morris Dancers dancing Hellebore at the end of the day, to Toon Van Mierlo's awesome tune of the same name: youtu.be/85qrytiVuys #hemlockmorris #morrisdancing #baldockdayofdance ... See MoreSee Less
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We also captured this video of Phoenix Morris from Rickmansworth dancing outside the methodist church youtu.be/sTOrHtvT6NQ#phoenixmorris #morrisdancing #baldockdayofdance ... See MoreSee Less
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