The founding National Association of Morris and Sword Dance Clubs

Welcome to the Morris Ring

  • Taylor's Morris - Westminster DoD 2018
  • Faithful City dance Upton at Upton 2019 - by Steven Archer
  • Wakefield Morris Dancers
  • Saddleworth MM process across Tower Bridge
  • Moulton MM at Thaxted 2014 by John Savill

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.

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, is 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..

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4 September 2021

Yet another postponement we're afraid, and now rearranged again. Understandably the low take up of places has made the latest  July date unviable.

They have now postponed the event to Saturday 4th September in the hope that they have a better response. Should sufficient interest be forthcoming they plan to extend the event to a full weekend.

For more information contact Marion Reece bagman [at] plymouthmorrismen [dot] org [dot] uk

The Devil’s Dyke Morris Men have danced on May Day at Wandlebury Country Park, just south of Cambridge, “since time immemorial”, i.e. the early 1980s, frequently to audiences of nearly 100 people and several dogs. We’d provisionally agreed earlier in the year with the charity that runs the site, Cambridge Past, Present and Future (CPPF, https://www.cambridgeppf.org/) that we’d be there on May Day, but understandably this of course had to be cancelled with the present Covid “roadmap”.

The ever talented squire of Peterborough Morris, Ollie Simons  taught  'Over the Hills' in the style of the Oddington tradition on Saturday (24th) as part of the virtual JMO Day of Dance.

 Join Morris sides from around the world at the premiere of the video for  “A Hundred Years Hence” by Phil Hambling  on YouTube on  Saturday 1st May at 3pm [BST]

 The link for this video is:   

https://youtu.be/HGUFZ-awgS4

The same link can be used to view the video at any time after the premiere.

The link for the single is:

https://ditto.fm/a-hundred-years-hence