Morris Matters


Welcome to the official archive of Morris Matters, dating back to January 1978.

The Morris Matters magazine is currently published twice a year (January and July) by Beth Neill. An annual subscription is £6 for two issues (£8 outside EU).

Please note that Morris Matters is not published by The Morris Federation and is not part of our membership package, so to subscribe, send a review or other contribution, please contact Beth using the contact form on this page.


thumbnail of Roy Dommentt and Morris Matters – Beth NeillRoy Dommett and Morris Matters
Beth Neill March 2017

A special collection of articles written by Roy Dommett and originally published in Morris Matters. Reproduced digitally for the first time from the original articles, with minor typographical errors corrected. One or two images did not reproduce well but can be seen in the issues below.

Note: abbreviations for dance notation are generally those used in Lionel Bacon’s A Handbook of Morris Dances (also known as ‘The Black Book’).


Dec 04
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Talk - "Coconut Dancing – more than just a Lancashire tradition” - Peter Bearon (LIVE on Zoom)
Dec 11
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Talk - "Morris Dolls in the Museum of British Folklore" - Simon Costin (LIVE on Zoom)
Dec 12
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Talk - "Straw Bear - 40 Years of Straw & String" - Brian Kell (LIVE on Zoom)
Apr 09
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Joint Morris Organisations' Day of Dance 2022 (Liverpool)
Sep 24
All day
Morris Federation Day of Dance and AGM 2022 (Darlington)

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