The founding National Association of Morris and Sword Dance Clubs

Welcome to the Morris Ring

  • Taylor's Morris - Westminster DoD 2018
  • Moulton MM at Thaxted 2014 by John Savill
  • Foot Up from Ravensbourne MM
  • Peter Simpson
  • First Class Stamp

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 https://www.facebook.com/TheMorrisRing(link is external).

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News and views from elsewhere in the Morris Ring world

At the Morris Ring's Annual Representatives' Meeting held in Cannock on Saturday (22nd March) First Class Stamp were elected to Full Membership of the Morris Ring,, progressing from their previous Associate Members status.

25 Oct 2019

Details and application forms to follow as soon as more details available -
Accommodation venue to be confirmed - Saturday tour will be on the South Bank, London.
Aiming to keep cost of weekend still at £70.
Yours,
Rob & Trigger

22 Jun 2019

There are still places remaining for the Utrecht Ring Meeting, please contact Arnold directly via madderom13 [at] zonnet.nl to book your place.

Please note that this is a meeting where you need to arrange your own accommodation and breakfast, as well as travel, although the rest is all provided (and other halves are welcome at the feast).

The Morris Ring is delighted to welcome the latest side to join to our new Joint Membership scheme  the Wakefield Morris Dancers who are “very proud and excited to be part of The Morris Ring". And we’re proud to have them on board.