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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".

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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 ...

10 Mar 2018

Save the date - more details to follow

The Saddleworth Morris Men - Rushcart 2017

Thanks everyone for a great weekend.

Saddleworth Morris Men crossing Tower Bridge, London

From Eddie Worral, Squire of the Morris Ring

Some Morris weekends are fun, some are picturesque, but some are simply amazing.

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

September 2017

In issue 73 there are articles on, among others, Taylor's Men, Grand Union Morris, Bathampton Morris Men and the One Day Wonders. The Men of Sweyn's Ey - and one member of Morris 18-30 - are at a difficult age, and Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men go all ropey. There...

9 Jun 2017

At a loose end next weekend 9th-11th June? With a preserved double decker bus on one of our tours we can accommodate a few more odds & sods at the Hartley Morris Men's 65th Anniversary Ring Meeting but you will have to be quick (first come, first served). http://hartleymorrismen.btck.co.uk/RingMeeting2017
Late applications ASAP to - bagman [at] hartleymorrismen.org.uk

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.

Ring Meeting 159 - Ludlow - programme cover

Lucie Dutton recently passed some information to us - perhaps someone who was there could add some detail, or memories of her father?

At the recent JMO day of dance in Leicester, the JMO Committee prepared a document to use as a handout for sides using black face paint.  Following requests to make this more widely available, a PDF download version has now been prepared and is available on this page for sides to use.

28 Jul 2017

Ravensbourne 70th Anniversary Morris Ring Meeting 355

The Ravensbourne London Ring Meeting Ravensbourne's Ring Meeting is re-open for applications.

Many Morris events take place on or around May Day (which is, of course, the 1st of May usually regardless of the date of the May Day bank holiday Monday. However as it falls on the Bank Holiday this year, a number of sides have rearranged their normal May Day programme. These are the events we are aware of - if yours is not included please contact the webeditor.

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.

Where to find Morris this Eastertide.

25 Aug 2017

43rd annual Rushcart Festival - Ring Meeting 356

12 May 2017

We have just learnt that this meeting of Morris Ring sides, whcih was to be based at the Jan Visser Museum on the edge of the city of Helmond in the south of the Netherland, has had to be cancelled. More details to follow.

One of the first things I looked to do as Squire was to propose some changes to our website to make it easily accessible to mobile and tablet users. This in increasingly how people access our website and is an important step in keeping it relevant and useful.

I'm pleased to say that after a period of development the updated website has now been relaunched.

Members have until 18th January to apply for Personal Accident insurance for cover in 2016 whilst dancing or at an event where a dancing display is taking place, whilst at practice or in transit to or from either location. This benefit is for Ring Side members aged between 16 and 70, within the UK, or for members of The Joint Morris Organisation member sides.

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