The founding National Association of Morris and Sword Dance Clubs

Welcome to the Morris Ring

  • Taylor's Morris - Westminster DoD 2018
  • Wakefield Morris Dancers
  • Saddleworth MM process across Tower Bridge
  • Great Yorkshire
  • Phoenix

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 https://www.facebook.com/TheMorrisRing.

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

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As many of you will have seen, further advice has been issued by the Government regarding the Coronavirus epidemic. We would urge all sides to take this Government advice seriously and act accordingly.

26 September 2020

Early arrivers can meet for breakfast at the Draper's Arms. Then it's a walking tour of the ancient and modern city centre.

There will be dance spots in the recently modernised Cathedral Square (with the Guildhall as a backdrop), St John's Square (next to the city's 11thcentury parish church), outside the 1930s Town Hall, and inside the Cathedral precinct. For lunch there is a wide choice of food outlets, cafes and bars.

Times are going to be tough for all associated with supporting the Morris World.  Perhaps now is the time to update your kit, learn a new instrument or some new songs.  Use the links to keep these businesses going! 

PERSONAL ACCIDENT INSURANCE

Just to remind you that there are only two weeks to go to effect Personal Accident Insurance if you missed the January date or if you have additional Side members between 16 and 74 to add to your existing cover.