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The Morris Ring: Welcome!

The Morris Ring was formed over 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 345th meeting of the Morris Ring takes place at Thaxted during the weekend of 29th to 31st May, and will follow the usual pattern.
News and views from elsewhere in the Morris Ring world
Definitely the final newsletter of the Ring Bagman, Charlie Corcoran .... who never wants to have to convert a pdf file ever again ...
To a great extent the majority of traditional Whitsuntide events have migrated to the Late Spring Bank Holiday at the end of May. Pentecost or Whitsun is observed on the seventh Sunday after Easter. The recent adoption of a late Spring Bank Holiday on the last Monday in May attempts to deal with the fact that Whitsuntide is a moveable feast dependent on the date of Easter. Thus the Whit Monday holiday is no longer necessarily at the church's Whitsuntide. As always, check for the actual date of the event.

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

Many Morris events take place on or aroundd May Day (which is, of course, the 1st of May regardless of the date of the May Day bank holiday Monday which can be up to 6 days later).  These are the events we are aware of - if yours is not included please contact the webeditor [at] themorrisring [dot] org (webeditor)

Before May Day: More» about Traditional Morris Events: May Day

St George's Day has become a regular season opener for many sides with celebrations of our patron saint the length and breadth of England.
On Saturday 18 April the streets, squares and open spaces of Bristol Central Areas will be filled with the sound and spectacle of over fifty teams of Morris Dancers from across the country. They will be in the city for the Joint Morris Organisations’ National Day of Dance, a spectacular celebration of this traditional form of street entertainment that has been held in a different town or city each year since 2007.

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