Cardiff Morris formed in 1970 as Cardiff Morris Men. However, as of 2004, the side has become 'non-gender specific', and Cardiff Morris now enjoys a wide range of membership, including professionals and a number of students.
Cardiff Morris dance the Welsh tradition of Nantgarw, which is local to the side, as well as some Cotswold and Border dances. Our repertoire also includes Bucknell, Eynsham, New Adderbury and Upton upon Severn Stick/Hanky, as well as improving the side's knowledge of section of popular dances from well known traditions to enable us to join in dancing with other sides.
The side's kit can be recognised by their red and green bell pads, red, white and black Welsh weave baldrics, bearing the Welsh dragon on the front and Cardiff city arms on the back, as well as by their lack of hats (please contact the Hat Committee for more information).
Cardiff Morris practice on Tuesday evenings in the winter. In the summer the side dances out and about in the Cardiff area, mostly at local pubs, on Tuesday nights, as well as attending folk festivals and morris weekends, and organising their own Valleys Tour. We also put on a Christmas Ale in late November, inviting other local and national sides.
We're a friendly bunch, who enjoy dancing as well as socialising and meeting new people, so if you're interested in seeing us perform, finding out more, learning to dance or becoming a musician, please don't hesitate to get in touch - contact details can be found on our main website.