The founding National Association of Morris and Sword Dance Clubs

Welcome to the Morris Ring

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  • Foot Up from Ravensbourne MM
  • Taylor's Morris - Westminster DoD 2018
  • Simon Newman - Squire of the Morris Ring
  • Faithful City dance Upton at Upton 2019 - by Steven Archer

The Morris Ring was formed in 1934 and currently is an association of some 180 morris, sword and mummers clubs and teams keeping our wonderful traditions alive.

The Morris Ring held its Annual Representatives Meeting on 5th March 2022. This was our first physical meet up in 2 years as the 2021 meeting moved online to comply with lockdown restrictions. At the meeting, the representatives voted for Nigel Strudwick of Devil's Dyke Morris Men to succeed Simon Newman as the next Squire of the Morris Ring. Nigel has served as East of England area rep and Overseas Bagman for the Ring for several years and is looking forward to taking up his post next year.

Following several months of discussions, a new constitution and supporting documents for the running of the organisation were adopted by a majority vote. This is the end of many months of work put in by the Squire's commission to make these documents relevant and more accessible to the wider membership. We will publish the changes very shortly.

Full details of our membership benefits and process can be found on the A guide to Membership page.

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Latest news

The latest epistle from our Bagman
9 April 2022

The Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Merseyside, Mr Robert Owen JP DL, is opening proceedings as part of the ceremony at 10.00 in St John's Gardens (next to the iconic St George's Hall) to greet 350 visiting dancers and musicians from across the country, all belonging to member sides of the Morris Ring, the Morris Federation and Open Morris (the Joint Morris Organisations). Southport Swords will welcome Mr Owen and the Squire of the Morris Ring, Simon Newman,with a dance, and Saddleworth Morris Men will perform to start the dance tours rolling.

Following several months of discussions, a new constitution and supporting documents for the running of the organisation were adopted by a majority vote at the 2022 ARM. This is the end of many months of work put in by the Squire's commission to make these documents relevant and more accessible to the wider membership.

The Morris Ring held its Annual Representatives Meeting (ARM) yesterday (5th March 2022). This was our first physical meet up in 2 years as the 2021 meeting moved online to comply with lockdown restrictions. At the meeting, the representatives voted for Nigel Strudwick of Devil's Dyke Morris Men to succeed Simon Newman as the next Squire of the Morris Ring. Nigel has served as East of England area rep and Overseas Bagman for the Ring for several years and is looking forward to taking up his post next year.

5 March 2022

The ARM will be at its now customary location of Oak Farm Hotel, Hatherton (Watling St, Cannock WS11 1SB).