LINCOLN'S FINEST WELSH BORDER MORRIS TEAM
MAD, BAD AND DANGEROUS TO KNOW especially if we are called Lincolnshire Poacher Morris Men!
We are a mixed border morris team therefore are not morris men! based in Lincoln, with team members travelling from across Lincolnshire to dance with us.
Poacher was formed in 1995 and we take our name from the song 'The Lincolnshire Poacher'. Please do not ask us to sing it!We perform the dances of the Welsh Border tradition in our own wild exuberant style, much influenced by the Shropshire Bedlams
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, a person born and bred within the county of which many of the team are!
Our costume of colourful rag coats and decorated top hats are taken from descriptions of late 19th centenary dancers.
Members of The Morris Federation
Throughout the year the team dances at local events, morris weekends and major festivals
'' With faces painted black and yellow and feather filled top hats, they would'nt be amiss in a Tim Burton film''
Mark Salter on Southwell folk festival.Leftlion.co.uk
Contact us by phone, email, post, owl or carrier pigeon!
If you like to book Poacher for any events or join us email or phone Mark or Martin.Please note if booking us for a function we do not dance on grass or gravel, ideally we need a hard surface.
Sorry, but we are unable to take any daytime bookings during the week except bank holidays due to work commitments by members of the team.
Who's who in the team
Squire Mark Hocking 07585336688
Foreman Martin Barter 01522 576458
No Bagman at the moment