Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men is an all-male side based in central Sussex. We were formed in Shoreham in 1953 and were elected to the Morris Ring in 1955 - one of our founder members is still actively involved with the side! We dance mainly Cotswold, but we also have a North West (clog) side, with most men dancing both styles. The geographical centre of our 'territory' is Brighton and Hove but for the most part we tend to avoid the city, which is very well covered by our colleagues, Brighton Morris Men. Most of our dancing is done in pub gardens and car parks in the country towns and villages up to about 15 miles from Brighton, although we have been known to venture much further afield in search of a good pub! Our regular dancing night is Wednesday, but our programme includes the odd weekend event and a number of 'away' events, both in the UK and overseas.
Henfield Dollshouse Project Group now known as the Henfield Miniaturists Group helped out by providing two dolls dressed in the Cotswold and Northwest kit
See where 'Chancs' will be this Summer
The Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men’s musicians are at the Partridge Sunday 24th February from 3.30pm
Your 'local' Morris Men were again a great 'hit' with the crowds at the Lewes 5th November Bonfire Parade
See us on Boxing Day every year - usually at the Marquis of Granby in Sompting at 11am and then the Frankland Arms in Washington from 12.30.
The Chanctonbury Ring Morris Men winter practise starts now. Come and try morris dancing- but sorry, its a men only team.