AGM 2015 Minutes

Please download the minutes from here

As you will see if you read right through, the meeting was abandoned and declared null and void.
The Committee are tasked to thus organise an Extra-ordinary General Meeting in around two months, and to investigate claims made at the abandoned AGM.
You will recieve a formal notice of this EGM in the next couple of days.

Roy Dommett

Open Morris regrets to announce the death, yesterday, 2nd November, of Roy Dommett, dancer, musician, rocket scientist and friend to everyone in the Morris world . His influence on the Morris revival and in particular on Women's Morris cannot be understated. Although illness had curtailed many of his activities in recent years, Roy still took a keen interest and was actively advising workshops and events until very recently.

Many of the older members of Open Morris are eternally grateful for his teaching, his research, and his knowledge of the Morris that he so freely passed on to us all.

We pass our condolences to his wife, Marguerite and his family.

Roy's life was remembered on "Last Word" on the 20th of November.
Adrian Williams (Redbornstoke Morris) has kindly provided the following links:
iPlayer- >>
Also available as a podcast - >>

2015 AGM information - Somerset

For a copy of the AGM agenda, please click >> here

For more information click here>>
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Bristol JMO 2015

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Permission to use these photos has kindly been given by Brian Antuar, Robin Springett, Graham Cox, Alan Cole, Matthew Leighton and Nicki Pickering Thank you all!

Rag Morris hosted a fantastic day of dance for this years JMO in Bristol. With 66 sides attending from all over the UK, even the weather was perfectly organised!
Open Morris would like to thank Rag Morris for all of the organising and effort put into the event!

For more information on how the day went please visit our JMO page >>

If you have some good photos from the day please send them to (jpg format) and if they are suitable they will be added here.

Open Morris - what we stand for

Morris dancing for all!
Open Morris is open to any group or individual involved in the performance of Morris Dancing or allied activities. All sides are welcome - mixed, male or female, as are dancers or musicians who wish to become individual members.

Morris should be FUN!
We believe our members should enjoy their dancing.


2015 AGM information - Somerset

Grab a copy of the AGM agenda from >> here

For more information click here>>
Or download the PDF from
>> here

JMO 2016 - York - Saturday April 23rd

2016 JMO National Day of Dance in the fabulous City of York
Saturday April 23rd, hosted by Minster Strays. Should be a great do!

More details will follow on>> in due course.

Open Morris Dancing On Magazine changes

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The Joint Morris Organisations raised £324.73 at the JMO National Day of Dance in Bristol!

Please click here for further information >>

£1,929.16 raised by The Join Morris Organisations for Children in Need!

Please click here for further information >>

The Spring edition of Dancing ON! is now available online!
Please Click Here>> to download it

JMO 2015 Performers information sheet is here!
Get it whilst it is Hot!>>

Open Morris Membership money is now due!
That's right, it is that time of year again!
Please click here for further information >>

SoundStorm Training Bursaries for Music Educators available NOW
As part of its Youth Music Musical Inclusion Programme, SoundStorm Music Education Agency has 15 bursaries of £100 available to musicians/music educators residing and working in Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole.
Please click here for further info >>

Obit: Chris Harris - a true fool .... a brief insight >>

Learn to Dance the Morris - dvd
This recently released dvd is a collaboration between the Great Caper and Morris Dancers of England.
Available via Great Caper and Morris Dancers of England, further info and a trailer
can be found on by clicking here >>

The Great Caper Morris
The Great Caper currently has space for new trainee tutors.
Please click here for further info >>

Ashley's Rise Morris - The End of an Era - with thanks Kim, for all your good work. Read Here

The original graphics on this site were created for Open Morris by Marc Vyvyan-Jones.