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Morris Federation


The Morris Federation is an association of self-governing teams of morris dancers and related activities, which aims to: encourage and promote morris and related activities for anyone who wants to participate or to spectate; provide a channel of communication between member sides; encourage the improvement of standards of dancing and related activities among its members; and encourage an environment for morris and related activities where all feel safe, welcomed and respected.

The Morris Federation seeks to encourage all who are interested to experience the pleasure of morris dancing and related activities and to strive for the highest standard of which they are capable.

Fool's Gambit Morris photo
Oakenhoof Voluntary Arts
photo of Medlock Rapper
Seven Champions Molly Dancers
Goathland Plough Stots
New Esperance Morris
The Belles of London City
photo of Crook Morris
Maids of Barum, 1976
photo of Silkstone Greens
Fool's Gambit Morris
Belfagan Morris
Minster Strays
Hammersmith Morris
Mr Wilkins' Shilling
Beverley Garland
Medlock Rapper
Windsor Morris
Makara Morris
Five Rivers Morris
Circassian Circle at the JMO day of dance in York, 2016
Seven Champions Molly Dancers
Rackaback Morris
Mortimer's Morris
Girls who took part in the Abingdon Old English Revels, 1910
Bishops Morris
Goathland Plough Stots
Somerset Morris
New Esperance Morris
Langport Mummers
Belles of London City
Crook Morris
Maids of Barum, 1976
Silkstone Greens
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JMO Newcastle 2023 Group

JMO 20th DoD in Newcastle – a Review

Review of the JMO 20th birthday regional day of dance on Saturday 7th October 2023. Representatives of all Sides present Written by:Jessica Wharf, Border Reivers Morris, Glasgow, andRebecca Wharf, Black

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FedExtra Spring/Summer 2023

Editor: Jess SearlePublished: Spring/Summer 2023Number: 95 Summary: A welcome return for FedExtra and welcome to our new editor, Jess Searle. Note FedExtra was not published in 2021-2022 due to the

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Maids of Barum, 1976

Our history

While morris dancing would appear always to have been a predominantly male pursuit, it was never exclusively so. The idea of an organisation to provide information and moral support for these newly formed women’s sides was first mooted in 1973 and, following a period of informal contact, the Women’s Morris Federation was officially inaugurated in October 1975.

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