Morris is a traditional dance form from England. It is a ritual or performance dance rather than a social dance. There are various different types of Morris Dancing originating from different areas of the country. Although most styles are now performed by sides all over the country and around the world.
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Abram Morris Dancers
History of the Abram Morris Dance, and the modern revival side who perform the dance annually.
BBC Online - Beyond the Broadcast - Making History
Factsheet from a BBC Radio broadcast by Alun Howkins on the origins of Morris Dance.
The Betley Windows
History and description with photographs of one of the earliest representations of English Morris Dancers.
The Britannia Coco-nut Dancers
Contact details, history and photographs of this unique traditional men's side from Bacup, Lancashire.
The Fabulous Fezheads
Contact details, photographs and amusing member biographies of this groups of 'Sand-Dancers from tropical Kent'. Site also contains details of their annual Fig and Date Fayre.
The Flag & Bone Gang
Description of this very modern side who have created a new style based on the so-called 'Forgotten Morris' From Yorkshire.
Hastings Jack in the Green Festival
Occurs every May over the Early May Bank Holiday weekend. Features Folk Music, Ceilidhs, Morris Dancers, Giants, and the Jack in the Green.
The Hidden Morris
Transcripts and scanned copies of some of the early C20 collectors notes.
Leicestershire Morris Dancers
A listing of all sides in Leicestershire and Rutland including contact details and a photo of each team.
The Morris Café
A forum for people who are associated with morris dancing but who play parts other than dancers and musicians. i.e. 'Characters, Animals, and Fools, Etc...'
The Morris Dancer's WebRing
Navigate around a ring of member sites all on the subject of morris dancing. From here webmasters can also submit their sites for membership.
Morris Dancing & May-day Games
Scanned pages from Walford's Antiquarian, 1886.
The Morris Ring
The national association of men's Morris and Sword Dance clubs. Details of membership, events and links to member sides.
Contact details, history, photographs, and details of future performances of The Langsett Fox Dance. An unusual side from South Yorkshire who dance only at night, and often unannounced.
New England Folk Festival Association
List of sides in New England, USA.
Entertaining and informative article on this nineteenth century morris dancer and fool.
One of the three umbrella organisations for morris sides.
Origin of the Morris
Spoof morris origin theories. Each time you go to this page you get a different explanation/theory as to the origins of morris dancing.
History, contact details, photographs and event list of this mixed side from Retford, Nottinghamshire.
Recently Traditional Fictional Morris
Contact details, photographs and event list of this side from Boston, Massachusetts. Description of the 'Anti-Morris' based upon writings of Terry Pratchett.
Roy Dommett's morris notes
Notes on the numerous boolets, lectures and articles produced by Roy over the years on cotswold and border morris dancing.
San Francisco Bay Area Morris teams
One of the first local directories of Morris Dance teams and their specialities.
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