The National Association of Men's Morris & Sword Dance Clubs

Welcome to the Morris Ring

  • Saddleworth MM process across Tower Bridge
  • Thaxted Centenary Meeting 2011. Photograph by Mike Stevens.
  • Moulton MM at Thaxted 2014 by John Savill
  • Foot Up from Ravensbourne MM
  • Great Yorkshire

The Morris Ring was formed over 80 years ago to encourage the performance of the Morris, to maintain its traditions and to preserve its history; to bring into contact all the Men's Morris Clubs or Teams. It is now an association of 150 Men's Morris, Sword and Mummers Clubs and Teams. 

Within these pages you will find all you need to know about our rich historyofficers and contacts, member sides, music, events and much, much more. Take time to browse our newsletters and announcements, publications and reports and spend your money freely in the Morris Shop

Looking for a morris side near you?  Try our Find a Side page.

For "live" updates, many more photos and chat, visit our more informal Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheMorrisRing.

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Latest news

News

News and views from elsewhere in the Morris Ring world

Just published by the bagman, the October 2017 edition of The Newsletter

The handout on the use of black face paint issued for the JMO day of dance, has now been withdrawn and is no longer to be used. In its place the Morris Ring and Open Morris have issued revised version for use in the same way. I.e. for sides who wish to have a handout when out dancing to help communicate with an audience. Please ensure the use of the previous JMO statement is discontinued.

The latest edition of The Morris Dancer is available for download featuring The Longborough Morris, Morris Music, The Hinckley Bullockers, Roy Dommett, Oddington and Thames Valley, The Oxford University Morris Men 1899 – 1914 Part 2 plus Mac McCoig's thoughtful, and thought provoking, editorial - "Morris Dance as a Metaphor for Traditional Life".

27 Oct 2017

Hosted by The Stafford Morris Men, Church Eaton Staffordshire - the deadline is fast approaching. It would be foolish not to be there and just beastly to miss it ...