Andy Payne


Place of Birth:

Swindon, Wiltshire


Mining Geologist

Year began the Morris:


What was it that made you try the Morris?

Saw Morris Dancing in Oxfordshire in 1970 and thought it looked like good fun, finally got around to having a go seven years ago.

Are you a Dancer, Musician, Both or other?

Dancer and aspiring musician.

What made you persevere with it?

No effort at all it's such good fun.

Who you have danced with except Trigg?

Tywardreath Morris

What is your preferred Dance Tradition?


What is your favourite Dance?


What 'High Spot' do you remember since you started?

Dancing out for the first time Launceston at Easter (Balance the Straw).

A bit about yourself:

I started my working life as a Teacher, then discovered geology. I went to Camborne School of Mines to take a degree in Mining Geology.