We are a mixed Morris Dancing side which welcomes both men and women from age 14 upwards. We dance mainly Cotswold Morris, with some Border dances as well, and practise on autumn and winter Tuesday evenings from 8.00pm-10.00pm in the Scout HQ, Park Drive, Baldock.From May to August, Tuesday evenings are spent touring the pubs of North Hertfordshire, and we occasionally venture further afield for weekends of dance at the invitation of other Morris sides.
We also dance at various local functions and special events by request. Although, traditionally, our dance out year begins on 1st May we usually manage to fit in a dance or two on St George’s Day on 23rd April. This gives new members a first taste of dancing before an audience, even if it is only one man and his dog. As with most other Morris sides we will be up with the lark to dance the sun up on 1st May, although our own particular lark rises a little later than some others. We start at around 7.30am in the High Street, Baldock – maybe we’ll see you there. To find out more please contact us or come along and meet us at one of our practice nights.
They eventually managed to scrape up six volunteers and, with the enormous help and support of Letchworth Morris Men, learned three dances which they performed that year at the Street Fair, with more enthusiasm than expertise. From then on things snowballed: more people wanted to join, someone offered to teach us more dances and musicians appeared to play for us. Our lives were never the same again……
One of the most frequently asked questions is ‘Where did the name come from?’.If you would like to books us to dance at your event, please contact us via e-mail at email@example.com.
Founding members thought that ‘Baldock Morris’ sounded a bit bland, so added the ‘Midnight’ after receiving an impromptu request to demonstrate the dances they had learned late one night at a party in April 1996, when full of bonhomie and not a little wine. Not surprisingly, there's no photographic evidence of that, though it has since become a tradition at a Christmas costume party to which all of BMM are invited.