The founding National Association of Morris and Sword Dance Clubs

Welcome to the Morris Ring

  • Taylor's Morris - Westminster DoD 2018
  • Thaxted Centenary Meeting 2011. Photograph by Mike Stevens.
  • Phoenix
  • Christopher Todd's brilliant pastiche of Morris On
  • Foot Up from Ravensbourne MM

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.

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

5 March 2022

The ARM will be at its now customary location of Oak Farm Hotel, Hatherton (Watling St, Cannock WS11 1SB).

Apologies for the later than usual posting but Michael Stimpson has been suffering form a serious (non-covid) cold for the past few weeks. We send him our best wishes for his continuing recovery.

Instructions have been issued by the Government regarding the Coronavirus epidemic.  They advise against unnecessary travel or social contact for the foreseeable future. Although these restrictions are voluntary, we as an Organisation must put the welfare of our members, their families and our communities first.

Many sides are postponing practices and events even some months ahead are being cancelled. 

We have urged all sides to take this Government advice seriously and act accordingly and it is highly unlikely any traditional events will be  performed - other than virtually on Facebook!

As up-to-date as our searches can discover of members Yuletide "traditional" events. If we've missed yours, please email me webeditor [at] themorrisring [dot] org

19 August 2022 to 21 August 2022

More information to follow, but hopefully all will return to whatever Saddleworth MM call normal ....

Including the final drafts of the new constitution, details of the two candidates for our next squire, free 2022 membership and much more.