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Benefits of membership

  1. Attend events such as days of dance, workshops, talks, etc. hosted by us
  2. Your team’s info listed in our online Teamfinder – you can use as a small web site – upload team photos, videos and diary
  3. FedExtra – the magazine newsletter of The Morris Federation
  4. FedCast – news about morris dancing and related activities (by email to your named contact)
  5. Public Liability Insurance (except for Associate/Overseas members)
  6. Personal Accident Insurance (except for Associate/Overseas members)
  7. Buy bells at discounted members rate
  8. Guidance for teams – setting up & running a team, running events, Health & Safety Risk Assessement templates, Safeguarding, and more.
  9. Apply for Sponsorship, grants, and bursaries
  10. Resources including our Publications, Magazine archives, Educational resources
  11. Make your dance notation available in our searchable Notation Library
  12. Borrow items from our Archive and Library
  13. Attend and vote at specified meetings, including the Annual General Meeting held in September
Membership types

You can apply for annual membership under the following classes:


For practising and performing morris sides and, at the discretion of the committee, clubs involved in related activities.


For individuals who wish to be a member, but who may not belong to an active group.

Associate (including Overseas)

For teams, clubs, or individuals who do not qualify for, or wish to have, public liability insurance, or who reside overseas.

Junior Group

For practising and performing morris sides where the majority of members are of compulsory education age.

GROUP/INDIVIDUAL/JUNIOR GROUP members resident in the UK are covered by the JMO Public Liability indemnity policy from the date that their full subscription is received. From the Jan 2024 renewal, this also includes Personal Accident cover for members within the age range specified for accidents occurring whilst performing, practising or travelling to or from an organised morris event within the UK.  Overseas trips are not covered.  See more info at:

Further insurance details can be downloaded from our Join or Renew page.

Subscription costs

Annual membership subscription costs from 2023 onwards are:

  • Group (sides): £30
  • Individual: £20
  • Associate (incl Overseas): £20
  • Junior Group: £10

Further details about membership subscriptions can found on our Join or Renew page.

Last updated: January 2024

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