Chain M'Ale
The 2018 California Morris Ale

Presented by Rising Phoenix Morris

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At a Glance:

What: Chain M'Ale

Who: Hosted by Rising Phoenix Morris.

When: Friday, April 13 to Sunday, April 15, 2018

Where: Gindling Hilltop Camp, Malibu, California

Why: Because we deserve it and it keeps us off the streets (except when we're on tour).

Tours: Saturday, April 14, 2018 throughout Ventura and/or Los Angeles county.

What's New:
  • April 13, 2018 - Banks of the Dee has been dropped from the Mass Dance list (see the note for details).  Due to last minute registrations, we may rebalance which teams are on which tours.  See the schedule page for more details.
  • April 3, 2018 - check out our poster.  Print copies and feel free to distribute.
  • March 4, 2018 - mass dance descriptions, music, and videos now available. 
  • February 13, 2018 - online registration now available.  Sign up now for best prices.
  • January 14, 2018 - Early adult registration price for the ale is $170 if sent by Feb 28.  More prices and registration form forthcoming.
  • October 31, 2017 - Dates for the 2018 ale moved up 1 week.
  • October 4, 2017 - Dates and name set up for the 2018 ale.  Facebook page also available.
In General (who am us anyway):

The California Morris Ale has been a spring (April-ish) or summer (August-ish) time tradition for over 30 years.  It's a gathering of morris teams from throughout the state, the west coast, across the U.S., and internationally as well (we love to host our U.K. comrades).  We gather to dance, perform, and generally carouse, while sharing in that peculiar recreation known as morris dancing.

Since the host, location, and website for the ale moves from year to year (usually back and forth between northern and southern teams), this website exists so that folks can always find the latest information by starting from the same place.  Check our history page to track the travels of this moveable feast.

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