Welcome to the Glory of the West website

Here you can find all sorts of information about Glory of the West and about what we do, including our Summer Programme and contact details.

We practise during the winter months at Bowhill Primary School, Buddle Lane, St Thomas, Exeter, Wednesday nights at 8.00 pm.

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Thanks to the Stowey Arms, Exminster for having us last night. We had a great time and will be dancing there again on 8th September. ... See MoreSee Less
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We're dancing on Sidmouth seafront this morning for Sidmouth Folk Week. So exciting after dancing on Zoom for most of the pandemic, plus some socially distanced practices in a hall and a few sessions at a pub in the last few weeks. We have two brand new lockdown inspired dances to share with you! ... See MoreSee Less
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Last weekend we had our first experience of a joint "dance in" held online with Willington Morris. During the pandemic we've been unable to meet with other sides to dance out as we normally would, so this was a great opportunity to meet another side and share our dancing. Willington are based in Derbyshire, so under normal circumstances we wouldn't meet them for a dance out due to the distance, but thanks to technology, we could all connect. ... See MoreSee Less
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It's been a while since we posted but we've been busy practicing, AGMing and otherwise doing what we normally do in practice season, only currently on Zoom. This Sunday we held our first (and hopefully last, joyful and successful as it was!) Virtual Glory Wassail, during which we dusted off our kit and danced a few dances, and aided admirably by Lucy and Adrian (thank you both!) we wassailed whatever living things we could find in our own houses and gardens.We also premiered two new dances which we've written during lockdown - the tunes are The Pipecleaner Hornpipe by Derek The Nutter, and the Lockdown Gorroch Reel by Afro Celt Soundsystem. Here is how it happened.... ... See MoreSee Less
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