The Merrydowners are a mixedmen's and women's cotswold morris side based in North Harrow, Middlesex, (North West London). We normally practice twice a month in the evening on the first and third Wednesday but due to the current Covid restrictions we are practicing when we can outside in a local park at Pinner Village Gardens . See Diary of Events below for dates and times.
If you are interested in finding out more about the side or would like to come along to one of our practice sessions then please contact us via theContact Usweb page.. Further information about our background can be found on theAbout Usweb page and details of future events are listed at the bottom of this page.
We try and meet regularly at least twice a month to practice but due to the current Covid restrictions we are practicing outside in a local park at Pinner Village Gardens, See our Diary of events below for dates and times .
We hope to have further details of a more permanent practice venue shortly
We are Back !!! It's been a long time coming but we have our first performance scheduled at the Harrow in Leaf, Headstone Manor Show on Bank Holiday Monday 30th August where we will be dancing along with Whitethorn Morris . The event kicks off at 12pm until 5pm so why not bring the family and enjoy the occasion.
Saturday 11th September Pinner Village Show - This event is also back in the calendar and we will be dancing at 12pm and again at 13.45pm so bring your family along and enjoy the atmosphere .
We are continuing to follow the advice published by the Government and Public Heath England concerning the Coronavirus - Covid19 outbreak. We have started to practice outside at a local park while we have lighter evenings and the weather remains good . Please stay safe and healthy and follow the Government guidelines.
Our nominated charity collection this year will be in aid of Prostate Cancer.
One of our Ex Team member's who moved away has recently written a book titled :- Three Men and a Rubber Chicken By John Furniss . The book outlines John's 18 years of fun and frolics with the Merrydowners, from learning the the ancient art of Morris Dancing and being part of a team that performed at a number of venues throughout the UK to dancing with the team in places such as Hong Kong, Germany and France etc. It has some amusing chapters, particularly when we managed to loose our rubber chicken on top of a burger bar (you will need to read the book to find out more ) . If you are interested, the book can be purchased via the Amazon book store priced £12.
Diary of Events - Click on the event if you require further details