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A brief intro to Hurst Morris People

Hurst Morris People are a friendly group of dancers and musicians based in the village of Hurst near Reading in Berkshire.

We're men and women who perform Cotswold morris. That's the one with sticks and hankies.

We practise hard to put on great performances - and make sure we have lots of fun doing both.

In 2019 we celebrated 30 years since we were founded, amid some controversy, in 1989.

Read our story here.

We'd love to meet you!

  • Come to our free taster sessions at Hurst Village Hall. The taster sessions in 2024 are on two Thursdays in September at 8pm at Hurst Village Hall, School Road, Hurst RG10 0DR.
    Watch this space for the dates.
    Let us know if you'd like to come, just email us at and we'll come back to you. We'd love to have a chat with you if you'd like that.

    Musicians and people wishing to have a go at dancing are welcome.

    Musicians able to play fiddle, melodeon, concertina, accordion or recorder are welcome to join the merry band for the taster sessions.

    Tunes are usually in the keys of G and D. The band aims to play from memory by the end of the practice season.

  • Join us at a pub, village fete, folk festival and many other places to see us dance out during the summer.

  • Book us for your event: but try to give us plenty of notice.

  • We perform at old folks' homes, weddings, birthday parties, corporate events, schools and youth groups.

Please contact us via email for further information.

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  HuMP's 2023 charity:

Katharine House Hospice

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HuMP's right royal day

by Windsor Castle

HuMP felt there may have been the flutter of a royal hand from the Windsor Castle tower when they danced just below.

Whatever the case, they had a right royal day at the Datchet Border Morris day of dance.

They joined more than 50 morris dancers and musicians from five other sides to dance at Datchet.

Then it was all aboard the train to Windsor where they danced within sight of the castle for the rest of the day.

Top spot was probably Eton Bridge, with many tourists asking about our ancient custom and posing with us for photos. Thank you Datchet Border, a great day out!

Hurst Morris at home in
Hurst Village Hall

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Hurst Morris People:
Entrance Exam

Do you enjoy socialising with friends?

Do you like going to pubs or areas you haven't been to before?

Do you think England's old customs are worth keeping alive?

Do you like listening to music? Or watching traditional dancing?

CONGRATS!! If you've answered
YES to two or more of the questions above, then you're potentially a born HuMP morris dancer or musician!

Come to our free and friendly taster sessions. HuMP members are men and women just like you, from all backgrounds and age groups. Few of us had danced before.

Discover if HuMP is for you. Warm welcome, tea, cake and pub visit guaranteed!

We're finalising our dance dates for 2024 - see you all soon!