A morris map

I’ve created a new map of morris sides.

It’s been quite a bit of work taking several months, but I’ve manually added almost 800 sides (781 to be exact) to a new map aiming to show every morris side in the world.

I’m aware that there are various other maps of sides out there, but I’m not sure there are any that show sides belonging to all of the different morris organisations in every part of the world.

My new map is filterable by style of morris and also searchable for specific teams.

I hope this will make it easier for people to join their local side, find a morris team to dance at events, or just for those interested in seeing the concentration of certain types of morris in certain areas.

A couple of points on using the map:

  • I’m aware that some teams dance more than one style equally, but for the purpose of filtering I’ve gone with what seemed to be the team’s main style.
  • There are some venues that host multiple teams. I’ve tried to split these markers so they are not on top of each other, but this means they may not be exactly on the practice venue.
  • I’ve listed the gender of teams as that of the dancers. I know some teams allow musicians of the other sex, and that some teams prefer to be known as open to all genders, rather than ‘mixed’, but again for the purpose of filtering, I have gone with male, female and mixed.
  • I’ve linked to the web presence that seemed the most up-to-date – mostly websites, but sometimes Facebook pages.
  • There are some teams I left off as I couldn’t find their website, and therefore any details on where they are based. If you spot any, please point me to them and I will add them.

As part of this project I’ve trawled an awful lot of morris websites (again, 781 to be exact) and will publish some thoughts on the general presentation of morris online soon.

As always, please leave comments to let me know what you think or if you spot any errors. You can add any sides I’ve missed using this form.

Take me to the map!

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21 thoughts on “A morris map

  1. Hi I am from Two Headed Sheep in West Cumbria, your map is great! Thanks for including us, sadly our website is out of date we have a Facebook page facebook.com/TwoHeadedSheep Thanks

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  2. Great work, thanks!
    Can you update Rock Creek Morris Women, please? We practice at Bethesda Elementary School, but not the one in Georgia! We’re a DC area team like the Foggy Bottom Morris Men

    7600 Arlington Rd, Bethesda, MD 20814

    Thanks –
    Alan Peel
    Squire Foggy Bottom Morris Men (and a muso on Rock Creek MW)

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  3. Hi, thanks so much for doing this! Could you please correct the entry for Sheffield Celebrated Clog – though we’re currently predominantly female dancers we accept male dancers too so we’re mixed, not female, and our practice night is a Tuesday, not a Wednesday. Thanks 🙂

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  4. Interesting to note that Charlbury in Oxfordshire has two sides Wychwayz Morris. I think you might find that there is a well known Cotswold side called Charlbury Morris (www.charlburymorris.org.uk) – who don’t appear to appear!

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  5. This is wonderful! Thank you for creating such a fabulous resource.

    I’m from Tiddley Cove Morris, and our practice space is changing as of this coming Monday (April 3rd), it will now be:

    Beaumont Studio, 326 W 5th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5Y 3P1

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  6. Hi — Deer Creek Morris Men in San Francisco — despite the “Men” in the name — is actually a mixed side with 2-3 regular women dancing. And they voted to keep the historic name.

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  7. Could you add Medusa Gothic Morris, based in Knaresborough. You already have Hornbeam Molly, but not us. We don’t have a website, but do have a Facebook page. Thank you.

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  8. Aye up. I think this is a great idea. You might like to add Winster Morris Dancers. We are a mixed team, and our dances are traditional to Winster in the Derbyshire Peak District, some going back to the 19th century. We practise on Tuesday evenings in the Burton Institute, West Bank, Winster, Derbyshire, DE4 2DQ. Our website is http://www.winstermorrisdancers.org, and we are on Facebook.

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    1. Thanks Judy – I’ve updated your practice night. I’m adding a link to the most up-to-date web presence, so as your website is pretty good and also has links to the facebook, I’ll leave it as that? Cheers, James

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