The founding National Association of Morris and Sword Dance Clubs

Welcome to the Morris Ring

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The Morris Ring was formed in 1934 and presently is an association of some 190 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 is external).

And finally, if you want to have the latest news and important updates sent direct to you, become a Subscriber.

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Latest news

17 January 2020 to 19 January 2020

It's July already and perhaps a good time to start looking forward to next season.  If you've not had the confidence to dance a jig so far this year - or have, but wish to add to your repertoire and skill levels - you could do worse that to sign up for next January's Jigs Instructional and Cotswold Morris Workshop.  You’ll be in good company and made very welcome, whether you aspire to jig stardom or just want to revisit some Morris basics.  Priority bookings for Ring members until 1st October are still on offer and many have taken it up – over half the available places are already spoken for, so don't hang about! 

19 July 2019 to 21 July 2019

Tour details have been announced. Follow the build up on their facebook page


News and views from elsewhere in the Morris Ring world

Enjoy Rob Elliott's Fool and his Dancers? I did and as a Fool I'm happy to help get his next project underway ...

Anyone who has read The Fool and his Dancers might have noticed the bit about why a sequel is not needed, but never trust a writer, that’s what they say!

So, yes, Rob has written that sequel, and is on the crowdfunder trail again.