The founding National Association of Morris and Sword Dance Clubs

Welcome to the Morris Ring

  • The Witchmen
  • Great Yorkshire
  • Saddleworth MM process across Tower Bridge
  • Moulton MM at Thaxted 2014 by John Savill
  • Taylor's Morris - Westminster DoD 2018

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 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

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

Insurance Advice for Sides updated February 2020 with changes to personal accident insurance age limits, celeidh insurance and overseas travel.

Just published by the Bagman, the ARM 2020 edition of The Newsletter


News and views from elsewhere in the Morris Ring world

31 July 2020 to 2 August 2020

St Albans Morris is 90!

Join us in St Albans to celebrate our ninetieth anniversary as we host the Morris Ring.

Based in a local primary school with ample space for both indoor and outdoor camping, we will be welcoming sides from across the country from Friday, 31st July. Relax and catch up with friends old and new over an informal evening meal in the school, or make use of the provided shuttle bus and head into the city centre to sample some of St Albans’ many pubs.