Morris-related info on the WWW
Ales were annual springtime celebrations which attracted folks from
all over a shire. From the 17th thru 19th centuries they were held at
numerous locations around England. Morris was one of the centerpiece
sports at the ales. These 20th century ales revive the conditions
under which the morris thrived.
The place to be for online morris dancers. The original listowner
has prepared the
MDDL home page and
This contains the best set of bibliographic, scholarly, and practical
references about morris on the WWW.
Within the above FAQ can be found information on
the American Morris Newsletter which
annually publishes a list of all sides on the North American Continent.
CDSS also publishes an annual list of morris and other dance clubs.
In the UK there are three organizations of morris sides:
The Morris Ring,
The Morris Federation, and
A list as complete as can be of the local teams that Seabright often meets.
Morris Sides on the WWW
Jeff Bigler maintains the
flagship index of morris & sword which is sorted alphabetically,
contains team logos (or
not), and is available on a
Rich Holmes maintains a
geographically sorted list of sides on the WWW.
Various and sundry info
In the US most morris teams interact with the
Country Dance and Song Society. The CDSS produces a catalog
containing almost all the various hardware and information needed
by morris and other dancers.
In the UK the
English Folk Dance and Song Society was started by Cecil Sharp. The
EFDSS has strong historical connections with the revival of the morris.
If you are a lover of folk songs both ancient and modern, but don't
have anyone nearby who can recite the words, try the
Digital Tradition Folk Song Database. There are several
morris tunes and some related songs.
In an act of commercialism which probably deserves applause, Thornden
Morris of Syracuse NY have entered into an arrangement with
their local microbrewery.
There is a teddy bear named Jinky Wells II who is currently touring
the world from one ale to another. His
travels are documented.