The founding National Association of Morris and Sword Dance Clubs

Welcome to the Morris Ring

  • Dartington Morris Men and the Vicar of Filkins
  • Foot Up from Ravensbourne MM
  • Current Squire Eddie and past Squire Adam
  • Saddleworth MM process across Tower Bridge
  • Great Yorkshire

The Morris Ring was formed in 1934 and presently is an association of some 150 Morris, Sword and Mummers Clubs and Teams keeping our wonderful traditions alive.

At our 2018 Annual Representatives Meeting there was overwhelming support for a proposal to enable any morris team, whatever its gender make up, to become a member of The Morris Ring if they support the founding principles of the organisation:

“The object of the Morris Ring shall be to encourage the performance of the Morris, to maintain its traditions and to preserve its history; to bring into contact all the Morris Clubs or Teams. The purpose of the Morris Ring is not to replace or supersede the existing organisations, but to sub-serve them. The Clubs shall in all respects retain their independence.”

Now any established Club or Team which meets regularly to enjoy Morris or Sword Dancing or Mumming, and endeavours to uphold the standards and dignity of the Morris, shall be eligible for Membership of the Morris Ring.

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

Also within these pages you will find all you need to know about our rich history,  officers and contactsmember sidesmusicevents 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.

If you really want to have a good browse through all the content, see our Site Map!

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Latest news

12 Oct 2018

This year's Unconvention will be based at the Parish Rooms, Highnam community Centre, Highnam, Gloucestershire, GL2 8DG and will take place over the weekend of 12-14th October 2018. It will involve workshops, Saturday walking tour of Gloucester, plus the Feast at The Toby Carvery, Highnam. On Sunday we will have the AGM of course - your chance to have your say.

All you need know about Membership of the Morris Ring

Where to find Morris this Eastertide.


News and views from elsewhere in the Morris Ring world

A busy weekend at the Morris Ring ARM. The membership voted to change the Constitution to remove the previous bar on non-male dancers in member clubs. This was however the end of a long process of consultation, debate within individual sides, discussions between sides and closing arguments at the meeting itself yesterday. The turnout for the vote was in excess of 80%, with 87% of votes cast in favour of the change.