Who are we?

Written by  on August 13, 2013 

Lincoln’s finest and original Border Morris Team

We are a mixed Border Morris team based in Lincoln.

Poacher Morris was formed in 1995 and we take our name from the song
‘The Lincolnshire Poacher’ and perform the dances of the Welsh Border
tradition in our own “wild and exuberant” style which is much influenced by Shropshire Bedlams and Witchmen.

As a border side we carry on the tradition of disguise with our own
distinctive colours. Black to represent the border tradition and
yellow for the Lincolnshire “yellowbelly”, (the name for a person born and bred within the county!).

Our costume is made up of colourful rag coats and decorated top hats.

Throughout the year the team dances at local events, morris weekends
and festivals.

We meet weekly to practise, teach those new to this style of dance and to develop new dances. We meet at the Methodist Church Hall on Burton Road in Lincoln. Practice starts at 7.45pm. New dancers and musicians are always welcome – no experience necessary!

If you would like any further details, you like to book Poacher for
any event or you are considering joining us, please contact us by
email bagman@poachermorris.org

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