The founding National Association of Morris and Sword Dance Clubs

Welcome to the Morris Ring

  • Saddleworth MM process across Tower Bridge
  • Wakefield Morris Dancers
  • First Class Stamp
  • Great Yorkshire
  • Golden Star

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.

You will find all you need to know about our rich historyofficers and contactsmember sidesmusic,  and Ring events within these pages ... and much, much more. Take time to browse our newsletters and announcements, publications and reports..

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Latest news

27 October 2023 to 29 October 2023

Open to all budding or experienced Fools, Beasts and Morris Characters from any team from the Ring, Open or Federation, or independent. A truly JMO event.

This year Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men are hosting the Unconvention as part of their big anniversary and it will be based in and around Brighton. Our base will be Henfield Cricket Club, Brighton Road, Henfield, West Sussex BN5 9RP.

Friday night there will be supper, bar, music/dance workshop and singing. The Saturday tour will be in Brighton and Lewes and our AGM and a workshop on Sunday. Read more about The Illustrious Order of Fools and Beasts Unconvention 2023

4 March 2023

The agenda has been updated with AOB, so please download a copy from here. There will be a very small number of printed copies at the event but these will only be issued to those who for various reasons cannot directly access the website themselves, so if you would like a copy for your own perusal please consider printing your own or using an electronic device to view it to save on paper. Read more about Annual Representatives' Meeting 2023

Times are going to be tough for all associated with supporting the Morris World.  Perhaps now is the time to update your kit, learn a new instrument or some new songs.  Use the links to keep these businesses going!  Read more about Links