Contributions for Volume 7
The Morris Dancer is a journal for research on all aspects of morris dancing and cognate subjects, published by the Morris Ring. Launched in 1978 by Ewart Russell (Bagman of the Morris Ring, 1959–1971), the journal now extends to some six volumes of varying size and form. Since 2012, The Morris Dancer has existed solely as a digital publication.
In the summer of 2022, Mac McCoig retired as journal editor and handed over to Matt Simons. During his decade as editor, Mac produced eight issues across two volumes including many articles of great interest and originality. The new editor wishes to maintain the high standards of his predecessors and is aiming to issue the first edition of a new volume both in digital and print formats.
This is your opportunity to submit an article, review, or note for the seventh volume of this well-respected journal.
ABOUT THE JOURNAL
The Morris Dancer publishes articles on morris and related customs, both historical and contemporary. In doing so, the journal aims to combine erudition and accessibility, promoting a wider knowledge and understanding of morris dancing in its various forms.
Contributions may include, but are not restricted to:
• Research Papers and Case Studies
• Review Papers
• Research Notes and Works in Progress
• Reviews of books, CDs, digital resources, or exhibitions.
While the journal endeavours to provide a vehicle for original research, the editor would also welcome any offers of articles now out-of-print. Additional mentoring and advice are freely available to those unfamiliar with scholarly writing and the editorial process.
FORTHCOMING SPECIAL EDITIONS
The summer of 2024 marks two centenaries significant to the history of morris in the twentieth century: the death of Cecil J. Sharp (23rd June) and the inaugural tour of the Travelling Morrice (–23rd June). To commemorate these anniversaries, we hope to issue two special editions in 2024, providing an opportunity for new critical perspectives on the legacies of Cecil Sharp and the Travelling Morrice respectively. The editor welcomes offers of papers on any aspect of Cecil Sharp’s work or the Travelling Morrice.
SUBMISSIONS AND ENQUIRIES
Dr. Matt Simons, Editor
Email:matt.j.simons [at] icloud.com
Articles are copyright of the various authors and their opinions are theirs alone. They do not reflect the views of the Editor or the policy of the Morris Ring.
We have now added optically character read (OCR) versions of all of the Morris Dancer back catalogue working forwards from Issue 1 - May 1978.