The Morris Ring: Welcome!

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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News and views from elsewhere in the Morris Ring world

The majority of traditional Whitsuntide events have migrated to the Late Spring Bank Holiday at the end of May. The late Spring Bank Holiday on the last Monday in May attempts to deal with the fact that Whitsuntide is a moveable feast dependent on the date of Easter. Thus the Whit Monday holiday is not necessarily at the church's Whitsuntide. As always, check for the actual date of the event.
3 Jun 2016

The countdown has begun to the Thaxted Morris weekend! 18 teams are represented this year.

Friday
9:00pm Informal dancing in the Churchyard.

Saturday
10:00am Four coach tours traveling around the local area. Please see map below.
6:00pm Procession to Town Street and massed dancing.
9:30pm Massed dancing in Town Street.
10:15pm Abbots Bromley Horn Dance.

Many Morris events take place on or around May Day (which is, of course, the 1st of May regardless of the date of the May Day bank holiday Monday ). As it falls on a Sunday this year, a number of sides have chosen to dance later than usual. These are the events we are aware of - if yours is not included please contact the webeditor.

Eddie Worrall - Ring Squire Elect 2016

Handsworth Traditional Sword Dancers

Moulton MM at Thaxted 2014 by John Savill

The Morris Dancer - Volume 5:2 (2014)

Adam Garland - Squire 2014

Rapper at the Martlets Ring Meeting 2013

Jon Melville plays for son Toby at Thaxted Ring Meeting 2013

Harthill Vandals at Manchester MM DoD - note parallel sticks

Thaxted Centenary Meeting 2011. Photograph by Mike Stevens.

Kennet MM - Dawn May Morning 2012 Forbury Gardens , Reading

Manchester MM Oxford May Morning 2012 (photo: P Rutter)

The Original Welsh Border Morris Men, Xmas Tour 2011

Fools and Beasts at the 2012 Unconvention in Reading

Stafford MM and Jockey MM

Chapel-en-le-Frith MM

Adlington MM

Britannia Coconut Dancers

Saddleworth Morris Men

Dartington MM at Thaxted, June 2011

More news

Just published by the bagman - Newsletter No. 99 April 2016, and Minutes of 2016 Annual Representatives' Meeting
St George's Day has become a regular season opener for many sides with celebrations of our patron saint the length and breadth of England.

Belchamp Morris 40th Celebrations

To celebrate their 40th Anniversary the side has organised a 3-day event, the principle day being the 16th July 2016.

Find a Morris team

Looking for details of a Morris Ring side near you, or anywhere else in the world? Go straight to our Find a Side page.

 

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