The founding National Association of Morris and Sword Dance Clubs

Welcome to the Morris Ring

  • First Class Stamp
  • Taylor's Morris - Westminster DoD 2018
  • Moulton MM at Thaxted 2014 by John Savill
  • Simon Newman - Squire of the Morris Ring
  • Saddleworth MM process across Tower Bridge

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..

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News and views from elsewhere in the Morris Ring world

10 June 2022 to 12 June 2022

It s late this year due to the extra bank holiday, expect other exciting changes, details to follow

Rob Evans ( Bagman of Thaxted Morris men )

At the direction of the Squire, please find in this newsletter a packet of documents to review. These are proposed to be submitted for approval by the membership at the ARM on March 5th 2022.
4 December 2021

Dancers needed for the Original Welsh Border Tour

15 July 2022 to 17 July 2022

They are now at capacity and can accept no more sides.

This is THE Ring Meeting for 2022 that you cannot miss!

 

The venue is the world-renowned Shuttleworth Collection (near Biggleswade, Bedfordshire) of over 40 airworthy aircraft dating from 1909, plus vintage and veteran cars and motorcycles, and much more. See www.shuttleworth.org for details. And you will get free access (normally £15) to all this on the Sunday!