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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

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.
News and views from elsewhere in the Morris world
Robin Springett reflects on a brilliant final year of office beginning in Easter at Bacup in far the North West, before handing over the Morris Ring badge of office to Adam Garland in deepest, sun dazzled Dartmouth.
This weekend's Dartington Ring meeting saw the Squire Elect, Adam Garland "dance in" to office. Teams from North, South, East and West of the country gathered together to see Robin Springett, the outgoing Squire, dance the final jig of his tenure before handing over to Adam. Members of his own side , East Suffolk MM were there for the occasion, including Mike Garland, past Ring Squire and Adam's very proud father.

Moulton MM at Thaxted 2014 by John Savill

The Morris Dancer - Volume 5:2 (2014)

Adam Garland - Squire Elect 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

Horwich Prize Medal MM on their day for St George 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

Horwich Prize Medal MM

Britannia Coconut Dancers

Saddleworth Morris Men

Dartington MM at Thaxted, June 2011

More news

Inspire future generations of morris dancers. Whether you are an experienced morris dancer, teacher or morris side, or just starting out and keen to pass on the morris traditions, this conference offers a fantastic opportunity to learn more about teaching morris dancing to young people. This day will inspire you, connect you and feed your ideas for the delivery of great morris dancing sessions!
In 2014 the Morris 18-30 will visit Leicester for the weekend of 17-19 October. The finest weekend on the Morris calendar, now celebrating two years without a broken bone! Morris 18-30 provides a network for young Morris Men. Its primary activity is to organise an annual weekend, hosted by a Morris Ring side, to which all young Morris Men are invited. Morris 18-30 also seeks to represent the views of all young Morris Men. The aim is to encourage a group of energetic young men who, whilst representing their own local teams, can dance together helping to push the Morris Ring into the future.
Dartington Morris Men
Robin Springett's swan song - and dance - so popular they've increased numbers able to attend.

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