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 history, officers and contacts, member sides, music, 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).
webeditor [at] themorrisring [dot] org (Peter de Courcy - Web Editor)