The Maids dance in clogs, which was the typical footwear worn in the North
West of England well into the twentieth century. They perform a variety of
dances in the style of North West Morris, but also include some step dances.
Clog, or processional Morris, is a much more modern type of 'Morris Dance'
than, for instance, Cotswold Morris. It originated in the county areas of
Lancashire and Cheshire in the 18th century. At the time of the rush harvests,
the rushes were used to decorate carts which were pulled by teams of men or
women, who would stop and perform ritual dances during the procession. Such
dances have seen a recent revival and are performed by teams throughout the
Wreckers Border Morris
We are Wreckers Border Morris and we're from the Tamar Valley in South East Cornwall. That's the water-filled bit between Cornwall and England.
We rehearse at St Dominick and we perform both traditional and new dances in an ever-evolving assortment.
We pride ourselves on being a friendly bunch and we always welcome new members (or just those who think they might like to "have a go"). We'd love to meet new dancers and musicians at one of our events.