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The Morris Ring: Welcome!

The Morris Ring was formed 80 years ago to encourage the performance of the Morris, to maintain its traditions and to preserve its history; to bring into contact all the Men's Morris Clubs or Teams. It is now an association of 150 Men's Morris, Sword and Mummers Clubs and Teams. 

Within these pages you will find all you need to know about our rich history, officers and contacts, member sides, music, events and much, much more. Looking for a morris side near you?  Try our Find a Side page. Take time to browse our newsletters and announcements, publications and reports and spend your money freely in the Morris Shop. For "live" updates, many more photos and chat, visit our more informal Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/TheMorrisRing.
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Latest news

News and views from elsewhere in the Morris world
The Morris Ring invites member sides to send delegates to its annual Jigs Instructional; the event is led by the renowned Geoff Jerram and offers Morris men at ALL levels of competence a full weekend of high-quality dance coaching – even those who don't aspire to performing jigs in public. Using the solo dance as a vehicle for instruction, this event will give you a good basic grounding in the art and science of Cotswold Morris in general and the Morris Jig in particular.
The 2015 ARM will be held at Oak Farm Hotel, Watling Street, Hatherton, Cannock, (Handy for the M6). It is a one night (Saturday) ARM; we appreciate that this will mean an early start for many on the Saturday morning but it will save you money. Application form available here.

A Regional Joint Morris Organisation, Day of Dance hosted by the Hartley Morris Men will be held in Tonbridge in West Kent on Sunday 12 July 2015

Morris and Sword sides have been invited to apply for this day of dance which is being held in conjunction with the 9th SIBA South East of England Beer Festival. The Beer Festival is being held in the grounds of the Tonbridge Juddians Rugby Club, (TN9 1HR), which is located behind Tonbridge Castle and close to the Railway Station and High Street with its pubs and restaurants. More» about Regional Joint Morris Organisation Day of Dance - Tonbridge in West Kent

We shall remember them - Saddleworth Rushcart 2014

Moulton MM at Thaxted 2014 by John Savill

The Morris Dancer - Volume 5:2 (2014)

Adam Garland - Squire 2014

1934 - 2014

Steve BfB Adamson taken by Donald Reid at Thaxted

Rapper at the Martlets Ring Meeting 2013

Jon Melville plays for son Toby at Thaxted Ring Meeting 2013

The Derby Tup Mummers of Harthill

Harthill Vandals at Manchester MM DoD - note parallel sticks

Thaxted Centenary Meeting 2011. Photograph by Mike Stevens.

Kennet MM - Dawn May Morning 2012 Forbury Gardens , Reading

Manchester MM Oxford May Morning 2012 (photo: P Rutter)

The Original Welsh Border Morris Men, Xmas Tour 2011

Fools and Beasts at the 2012 Unconvention in Reading

Stafford MM and Jockey MM

Chapel-en-le-Frith MM

Adlington MM

Harthill MM

Britannia Coconut Dancers

Saddleworth Morris Men

Dartington MM at Thaxted, June 2011

More news

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.
These are the Christmas events we are aware of - there will almost certainly be more! If we missed yours, or wish to add more information, please contact the web editor.
The latest Newsletter No 92 - December 2014, from the Bagman of The Morris Ring, is now available.

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