Morris Dancing Wiki

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The Alternative Morris Dancer's Almanac
Includes Teams in and around Wales
American Morris Newsletter
Online revival of the newsletter of North American morris and sword dancing. Email Andrew Bullen
The Ancient Art of Morris Dance
A reprint of an article printed in the Chivalry Sports Renaissance Catalog Magazine (an SCA type thing, apparently). Note: comes up blank in my browser, but text is there if you show source.
Andy Anderson's morris stuff
Anthony G. Barrand's web site
Not exclusively morris stuff, but it includes:
Carriage House Books
Distributors of Longsword Dances from Traditional and Manuscript Sources: As Collated and Notated by Ivor Allsop, edited by Barrand and Six Fools and a Dancer: The Timeless Way of the Morris, by Barrand

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Bay Area Country Dance Society Performance Teams
Information on teams from the San Francisco, California, USA area.
Betley Window and its copies
Comprehensive history and description of the five hundred year old Betley Window, the earliest representation of English Morris Dancers, and its several copies.
Border morris notes
Introduction and dance notations courtesy of Mike Miller
Brenda Boyd – the life and times of a morris dancer
Blog by the Bagman of Tyne Bridge Morris.
Broadstairs Folk Week
Bromyard Folk Festival

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Chris Brady's morris site
(Default index) Various items of historical interest including:
Early Morris
Morris Dancing & May-day Games from Walford's Antiquarian.
Dictionary of Faiths and Folklore -- Beliefs, Superstitions & Popular Customs
by W.C.Hazlitt (extracts)
The Pipe and Tabor
An Address to a Society of Morris Dancers, Oxford, February 12, 1914, by Sir Francis Darwin (Son of Sir Charles Darwin).
Social, Morris, Sword and Step Dance in New Zealand, 1905/1940
Material in Auckland City Library
"Christmas Day"
Story in 'The Sketch Book' (1820) by Washington Irving. The morris dance description (without use of the term 'morris') is almost too brief and incidental to warrant its inclusion here, but I think it's just interesting enough to make the cut.
The Clog Shop
Trefor Owen, traditional clog manufacturer.
Cotswold Morris Dance Detailed Notes
Detailled steps for 67 (mainly) Cotswold Morris dances. Available as separate web pages, as one huge web page, or formatted for printing.
Cotswold Morris Dancing Cheat Sheet
Quick summaries of some morris dances (e.g. for use as a cheat sheet in an ale). Available in HTML, plain text, printer-formatted & Palm Pilot e'book versions.
Country Dance and Song Society
Country Dance * New York Ritual Dance Teams
Morris, sword, rapper, and molly dance teams in New York City.

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Dancing England Rapper Tournament 2002
Overview of annual DERT event, listing results to date and whys and wherefores
Dancing in the streets: Binghamton alumni carry on tradition of Morris dance
Article in BU Alumni Association's e-newsletter about Binghamton Morris Men and B. F. Harridans (note: content not controlled or endorsed by either morris team)
Democratic Morris Dancing Association
An association of carnival morris teams.
Doctroid's morris site

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East Midlands Folk Pages
Folk & Roots Music & Dance In The East Midlands. This site contains a whole host of folk related information. Of specific interest to the morris community are transcriptions of Roy Dommett's talks on "Morris & Folk Customs" which he gave in 1979 at Sidmouth and Selling (in Kent).
Empire Figures
54mm lead figures made to look like your Morris Side
English Folk Dance and Song Society
The English Folk Dance Project
An ongoing collection of audio recordings of English folk dance music - starting with Cotswold Morris.
English Morris Dancing
An page with a few morris links.

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Fantasy Morris Dancing
The Field Town Morris
Folk Buzz! Morris News & Lists
Scanning the folk scene in the North West and North Midlands.
Folk Dance Association
Has listings of American folk dance groups, including morris teams.

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Gallery of Boston-area morris events
Ginger Ale
Who's dancing out where and when in Goucestershire.
Glossary of morris terms
Courtesy of Thornden Morris.
Greater Boston Ritual Dance & Drama
Information on teams and events in and near Greater Boston (USA).
Gurt Mint Bodhrans
Maker of drums and morris bellpads. He also makes bodhrans. He has ready made bell-pads in various types of leather and makes bellpads to order.

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Half-Cocked Ale
Portland, Oregon morris ale
Hardcore Morris Dancers
A Flash video. Um, description would be superfluous.
Hastings Jack in the Green
The Hidden Morris
Information on various morris traditions beyond what's in Bacon and Sharp.
History Bible
This page from the Koninklijke Bibliotheek web site includes a description and photo of a Bible printed in 1443 in Utrecht which features illustrations depicting morris dancers.

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JC's ABC Tune Finder
Not actually a morris-related site in and of itself, but potentially very useful to morris musicians. Type in a search string for the name of a tune (morris or not) and, if it's available in the sites indexed, you'll be presented with the choice of retrieving it in abc, Postscript, EPS, GIF, or MIDI format.
Jim Moskin's morris site
One of the, um, two most comprehensive personal morris web sites I know of.
Jinky Wells II
The travels of a morris dancing bear.

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Kerry's Morris Dancing Page
Site owned by a dancer of Monaco, giving info about carnival morris dancing in general.

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Lancashire Carnival Association
Lancashire Folk
Folk Dance and Song Clubs in the Lancashire Area, History of Morris, dances to try, message board.
Leicestershire Morris Dancers
A site devoted to information on teams from Leicestershire.
Lester's Tune Pages
Recordings of Lester Bailey playing 50+ morris tunes on melodeon.

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Madcap Morris
An annual morris weekend in West Malvern.
Mainly Morris Dancing
John Maher's morris web site -- includes another list of morris-related web sites, in case you don't like this one...
Marlboro Morris Ale
One of America's oldest ales, since 1976, in Marlboro, Vermont.
A copy of the 1985 Marlboro Ale Brochure is available here - [[1]]
Martin's Morris Dancing Page
Introduction to morris dancing, with photos, and pages about some Leicestershire teams.
May Morning 2003
BBC's pictures and audio from Oxford, and links to other May Day stories.
The Merry Mighty Morris, by Pamela Murray Winters.
An article from Dirty Linen Magazine, featuring a photo of Sam Bennett of Ilmington, quotes by Tom Keays and other denizens of the Morris Dancing Discussion List, and far more than you may wish to know about Paul Woods of the Bristol Morris Men.
Merseyside District Morris Dancing Association
Carnival morris association
Michael Jackson's Traditional Dance Page
Midwest Morris Ale
Current info on the Midwest Morris Ale.
Morris 18-30
A weekend for young morris dancers.
'The Morris Book' (1907) by Cecil J. Sharp
Gutenberg Project's online version of Part I; 1st Edition
Morris and Sword Side Information
Worldwide list of morris and sword teams. Maintained by Jeff Bigler, but site has not been updated since 2003.
The Morris Cafe
A meeting place for Characters, Animals, Fools, Etc associated with Morris dance.
Morris Dance Database
Comprehensive worldwide database of Morris sides and their dance repertoire. Includes Cotswold, Border, Northwest, Molly, Sword, Stave, Step Clog, Teams can edit own data. Sponsored by The Morris Ring and The Morris Federation
The Morris Dancer Home Page
Morris Dancers of England (Morris Dancing on DVD video)
Morris dancing on dvd video to view in the safety of your own home. Many sides available. More in preparation.
Morris Dancing
A page from a site on Britannia: Earth Mysteries, Stonehenge, Standing Stones, Dolmens and Barrows. You get the picture. Sigh.
The Morris Dancing Association
Carnival morris association
Morris Dancing Discussion List (MDDL) home page
The web site for the morris dancing mailing list. Includes subscription information, FAQ, and lots of other good things, and a pointer to:
MDDL Archives
Searchable archives of the list.
Morris Dancing for Young People
A list of UK children's morris teams and teams that take children as members.
Morris Dancing in the Delaware Valley
Morris Dancing in Devon
Morris Dancing in Gilbertsville
Part of a web site for Gilbertsville, NY, this page publicizes the Binghamton Morris Men's annual Gilbertsville tour.
Morris Dancing in Holland
Morris Dancing in Maldon.
Morris Dancing -- John Kirkpatrick
Writings of and about John Kirkpatrick regarding border morris.
Morris Dancing Links
Kind of redundant if you already know about this page, but redundancy has its uses.
Morris Dancing Wiki
Self-referential user-maintained morris dancing resource.
"A Morris for May-Day"
Essay in 'Yet Again' (1909) by Max Beerbohm. Report about dancing near Oxford and general thoughts on the Morris.
Morris histories
Spreadsheet showing historical information on many worldwide morris sides.
Morris In the Forest
Festival held in Llanwrtyd Wells, the smallest town in Britain, in July.
Morris Men of the Deep
A poem from the Bucket Band .
Morris-related info on the WWW
Courtesy of Steve Allen. Includes:
An ABC Library of Morris Tunes
Upcoming morris ales
Morris Songs
Some songs Morris dancers like to sing as well as some words to the dances.
Morris Sides on the WWW
Provided for historical interest only; ceased updating in 1996. Listed in approximate order of web site creation.
Morris, Sword, and Clog Dancing: English and American Performances 1976-present
A unique chronological record of change and non-change of dance movement and accompaniment-style through aging and generational replacement of dancers.
Morris Toons
Cartoons by Bill Brown.
Münchner Moriskentänzer
Musical Traditions
An online magazine of traditional music with some morris-related materials, notably the following articles (and others) by Keith Chandler:
My Life in Pictures
Photos by Ashley Yakeley, mostly of morris dancing

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National Centre for English Cultural Tradition (NATCECT)
NEFFA morris spotter's guide
New Zealand Morris Dancing
A central resource for news, events, photos etc.
Nine Daies Wonder
Text of Will Kemp's 1600 pamphlet, Kemps Nine Daies Wonder, courtesy of Red Stags Morris.
Nine Daies Wonder
Illustration from the original edition, courtesy of the Morris dancing in Minnesota site.

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"On the Ancient English Morris Dance"
From Illustrations of Shakespeare and of Ancient Manners: with Dissertations on the Clowns and Fools of Shakespeare; on the Collection of Popular Tales Entitled Gesta Romanorum; and on the English Morris Dance (1807) by Francis Douce.
Open Directory Project -- Morris dancing directory
The Open Directory Project collects directories of web links and provides the data to many other sites, including (links are to the morris dancing directories at each site) Google Web Directory , Netscape , and many others. (All of these will have more or less the same content, but with differing presentation and search interface.)
Origins of morris dancing
The definitive explanation(s), courtesy of Red Herring Morris. Visit this site often.
The OzMorris Website
Morris in Australia

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Phil's Morris Dancing Page
Philip Zimmermann's morris pages
Host site for quite a few team pages, and lots of clog information.
Photos from Toronto Morris Ale 2001
Photos from Toronto Morris May Morning 2001
Photos of morris dancing in Trafalgar Square
Pinewoods Camp, Inc.

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Rapper Dance Discussion List
Rapper Online
The home page of the Northumbrian rapper sword dance. Includes The NUT on the Net, the internet edition of The NUT.
Rapper Swords by Frank Lee
Manufacturer of swords for rapper and longsword.
Red Herring Morris Day of Dance 2002
Pictures posted by Sean Smith.
R.E.M.A Morris Association
Richtradition - Images of our Rich Tradition
Photos of England's traditions from Pete Thomas
Roy Dommett's morris notes
Posted by Nigel Sparks -- not to be confused with the books of the same name edited by Tony Barrand and at one time published by the Country Dance and Song Society..

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Scarborough Fayre
Shave the Donkey
The on-line newspaper for the capering classes. Not updated since 2000, but some useful back articles - feel free to volunteer to add more!
SideFinder finds links to Morris Dancers and Morris Dancing in the UK. Type a postcode or a grid reference, or just click the map, to find your nearest sides.
Step Dance Page
Information on English step dance, particularly southern English styles.
Sword Dance Union Discussion List
This is the open discussion group for the Sword Dance Union. It is intended to represent a broad section of the rapper and longsword dance communities, in order to develop the best possible form that this new umbrella group should take.

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Unofficial Dance Clog Page
How and where to order dance clogs.
UK Morris Dancers directory website
Packed with information and listing almost six hundred morris sides in the United Kingdom.
UK Folk Music on YouTube
Morris Dancing videos on the UK Folk Music channel.

Morris Dancing Kesteven Morris Men at Buxton, Derbyshire.

Kesteven Morris Men dancing in Buxton, Derbyshire

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Vancouver Island/Victoria Morris dance list/group

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Warwick Folk Festival
A link page for traditional music, dance and drama in North Oxfordshire.
Webring for Morris Dancing Websites
Wessex Folk Festival
"The friendly festival, by the sea!"
West Lancashire Dance Association
Carnival morris association
Whitby Folk Week
Whittlesey Straw Bear Festival
Wikipedia article on "Morris dance"
With links to other morris-related Wikipedia articles.
Wimborne Folk Festival
Carnival morris directory site.
The web site of Doug Kingston and Elaine Bradtke, including information on the booklet, Truculent Rustics.

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Yahoo Groups related to morris dancing
Yahoo Groups are "web sites" only in the sense that they have a web-based interface. Some of these Groups are intended only for members of a particular team; some have seen no activity for months the last time I checked; indeed, some have never seen any activity at all. Since these are not really web sites in the usual sense they are not listed individually. To see what's available look in US Yahoo Groups under Entertainment & Arts >Performing Arts >Dance >Folk and Traditional and Entertainment & Arts >Performing Arts >Dance >Folk and Traditional >Morris Dance, and in UK Yahoo Groups under the same headings, Entertainment & Arts >Performing Arts >Dance >Folk and Traditional and Entertainment & Arts >Performing Arts >Dance >Folk and Traditional >Morris Dance.

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