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On Saturday 8th March the Clare College Cambridge will hold a free, open morning exploring the contribution of the college archive to the major EFDSS project known as "The Full English"

You can now purchase polo or rugby shirts in a selection of colours embroidered with the Morris Ring 80th Anniversary logo, and have your own wording as well.

7 March 2014 to 9 March 2014

This year's meeting is hosted by The Hartley Morris Men and marks the 80th Anniversary of Foundation of the Morris Ring.
The meeting will be based in the historic village of Wrotham in North Kent. Wrotham is close to the junction of the M20 and M26 and has good public transport links via Borough Green or Meopham Stations and a hourly bus service in each direction. The weekend is centred on St George’s Hall where all the meals will be served.

We are very happy to publish as requested, this letter of appreciation from the family of the late, great Stephen Adamson 1955 -2013.

Steve BfB Adamson, who you may know as the Keeper of the Morris Shop, Ex Treasurer of the Morris Ring, skilled whistle / pipe player for Boar’s Head Morris and more recently Great Yorkshire Morris, or simply as Steve Adamson, all round good bloke, died of bronchial pneumonia last weekend. Steve’s funeral will be held at 2.40pm on Friday 13th December at the Nab Wood Crematorium (Bingley Rd, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD18 4BG).

17 January 2014 to 19 January 2014

Morris Jigs – a very questionable activity
Do you dance Jigs?
Would you LIKE to dance Jigs?
Would you like to dance Jigs even better?
Maybe jigs aren't your thing, but you'd like to improve your (already magnificent) technique and help others in your side?
Are you a NEW or RETURNING Cotswold Morris dancer keen to improve your understanding, skills and confidence?

Fellowship, Feathered friends, Fools and Fire balls feature in our Squire's latest capers.

Well, Australia seems a distant memory, good though it was, it was followed with the amazing Day of Dance in Exeter on 20th April, where we enjoyed good weather, good company and great dancing. More good weather on May Day at Totnes, and quite a change to see the castle in the dry!

The American Travelling Morrice will hold its 38th annual summer tour in the Yorkshire Dales and Lake District from July 26th to August 3rd, based in Sedbergh, and will dance in 40 different locations in the surrounding area.

25 October 2013 to 27 October 2013

This year's Unconvention wil the the weekend of 25th - 27th October and based at 142nd Fulwood Scout Hut, 551 Fulwood Road, Sheffield, SOUTH YORKSHIRE S10 3QH , and will involve workshops, Saturday City Centre walking tour and more tba! The Feast is planned to be at the Fulwood Inn Hotel. Plus the AGM of course - your chance to have your say!

At a ceremony in Sheffield on Saturday during a day of dance organised by Harthill Morris, Pudsey Bear was presented with a cheque for £10,000 by Peter Halfpenney on behalf of the Joint Morris Organisations. The money had been collected by Morris dancing sides from all over the country during the past year.

For the first time in the 600 year history of Morris dancing, Morris sides across the country have combined efforts to raise money for a national charity. As a result, BBC Children in Need will benefit to the tune of £10,000.

Michael  Blanford,  a past member and good friend of so many Ring sides both here and overseas, died in Medway Maritime  hospital on May 7th.  His funeral will be held at the Medway Crematorium, Robin Hood Lane, Chatham, Kent on Thursday May 30th at 1pm.

Following a public invitation by Robin Springett, Squire of the Morris Ring, at the Adelaide Ring Meeting, we have now received Perth Morris Men’s application to join the Morris Ring.

The Squire's report of the Ring Meeting hosted by Adelaide Morris Men 5,6 and 7 April 2013

We have added to our "For Sides" section a new "Jigs Aide Memoire" which we hope will give more dancers more confidence in the performance of this noble art.

Damien Barber, Artistic Director of the ever popular The Lock In dance extravaganza, has written to say a big thank you note to all the Morris sides displaying at each of their past and upcoming venues. He shouldn't be surprised - few Morris sides would miss an invitiation to a lock in!

Voting for Classic FM's Hall of Fame closes next week and with it our last chance to reflect the importance of British folk and dance music in this year's poll.

Harthill raised over £3000 performing The Derby Tup Mumming play in the Sheffield area.

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