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
  • Simon Newman - Squire of the Morris Ring
  • Foot Up from Ravensbourne MM
  • Thaxted Centenary Meeting 2011. Photograph by Mike Stevens.

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..

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.

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Latest news

4 September 2021

Plymouth Morris Mayflower Morris Muster Marine Ring Meeting has been rearranged again. The Covid restriction changes had completely undermined their planning and they have had to rethink multiple times

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News and views from elsewhere in the Morris Ring world

21 August 2021 to 22 August 2021

After evaluating the situation, it is with regret that we must cancel this year's Rushcart. 

We are obviously devastated that this is the case for the second year running, but the pandemic has brought considerable levels of uncertainty to the event. 

I'll be writing more, but thanks to Cliff Woolley - and the late John Maher who probably squirreled it away in the Bristol Bagmens' Treasure Trove - I am now in possession of the CD.  Uploading will begin shortly.

You may recall (or not) that we have been digitising back issues of the various Morris Ring publications and publishing them on the website.