The founding National Association of Morris and Sword Dance Clubs

Welcome to the Morris Ring

  • Thaxted Centenary Meeting 2011. Photograph by Mike Stevens.
  • Saddleworth MM process across Tower Bridge
  • Dartington Morris Men and the Vicar of Filkins
  • Great Yorkshire
  • Foot Up from Ravensbourne MM

The Morris Ring was formed in 1934 and presently is an association of some 180 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.

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 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!

For sides' news and updates, many more photos and chat, visit our more informal Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheMorrisRing(link is external).

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News and views from elsewhere in the Morris Ring world

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.

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Dancing England 2019

Dancing England, the showcase for the best of Traditional Dance in England , is planned to be held on 26th January 2019 in Nottingham .

The MR will be a major sponsor in 2019 as we were in 2017.