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Dancing England 2019

Dancing England, the showcase for the best of Traditional Dance in England , is planned to be held on 26th January 2019 in Nottingham .

The MR will be a major sponsor in 2019 as we were in 2017.

12 Oct 2018

This year's Unconvention will be based at the Parish Rooms, Highnam community Centre, Highnam, Gloucestershire, GL2 8DG and will take place over the weekend of 12-14th October 2018. It will involve workshops, Saturday walking tour of Gloucester, plus the Feast at The Toby Carvery, Highnam. On Sunday we will have the AGM of course - your chance to have your say.

All you need know about Membership of the Morris Ring

Where to find Morris this Eastertide.

A busy weekend at the Morris Ring ARM. The membership voted to change the Constitution to remove the previous bar on non-male dancers in member clubs. This was however the end of a long process of consultation, debate within individual sides, discussions between sides and closing arguments at the meeting itself yesterday. The turnout for the vote was in excess of 80%, with 87% of votes cast in favour of the change.

This Constitution was agreed at the Annual Meeting of Club Representatives at Nottingham, 25th February 1978, and amended at the Annual Meetings at Sheffield, 26th February 1983, Yateley, 21st March 1987, Cheddar 16th March 1991; Moulton 21st March 1992, Mendip (Cheddar) 19th February 2011 and at Cannock 10th March 2018. .

March 2018

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2    Ploughing on: The Jockey Men's Morris Club - Steve Holder
3    Squire's Capers-  Ed Worrall
6    Faithful City at Fifty - Tim Kelsey
7    The Green Man's Morris & Sword Club - Paul Oldhams
9    Thaxted and the Morris Ring - John Jenner
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February 2018
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2    Morris Ring Annual Representatives’ Meeting (ARM)
2    ARM Programme
3    ARM Agenda
31   Appendix 1: ARM application form
32   Appendix 2: Short report on the Morris Ring Google Group consultation
36   Appendix 3:...
10 Mar 2018

Hosted by Uttoxeter/Stafford Morris Men,

29 Jun 2018

2018 Whitchurch Morris Men will be celebrating our 70th Anniversary of formation. From the small beginning of two families of brothers, who enjoyed country dancing, thinking they would like to give Morris Dancing a try, and progressing so well that Whitchurch MM were elected to join the Morris Ring in 1949, the side is still thriving and attempting to promote the Morris, and demonstrate good dancing, and fun!

8 Jun 2018

The Hartley Morris Men will be holding their annual Ale over the weekend 8th-10th June 2018.
Our weekend Ales have always taken the format of a ‘traditional’ Ring Meeting (but without a Church service) so as with our 2017 event we are happy to again run it as one in 2018, to which all Morris Ring sides are invited to attend.

Just published by the Bagman, the January 2018 edition of The Newsletter

New Year's Day is becoming an increasingly popular "tradition" adding to the activities surrounding 12th Night and Plough Monday. These are the events we are aware of - there's still time to add your side's activity if we've missed it.

The Morris Shop web site has been rebuilt and is ready to resume normal service.

These are the Yuletide and Christmas events we are aware of, and I've dug as deep as the interweb will allow! If we've missed yours, or wish to add more information, please contact the web editor.

Following the closing of the nominations for Officers of the Morris Ring, I'm pleased to confirm Pete Simpson of Jockey MM will become our Squire Elect at the ARM in March.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

19 Jan 2018

The Morris Ring welcomes applications from member sides to take part in the fortieth anniversary Jigs Instructional.

The Jigs Instructional offers Morris men of varying levels of accomplishment a weekend of high-quality dance coaching – even those who have no ambition to perform jigs in public.

Using the solo dance as a vehicle for instruction, this event offers a good basic grounding in the art and science of Cotswold Morris in general and the Morris Jig in particular.

There are parallel streams for improvers and for more confident practitioners, plus sessions for less experienced men covering some basic techniques of the Cotswold dance. It all happens in Sutton Bonington, just off the A6 between Loughborough and Derby.

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