Poacher Morris

Poacher Morris are Lincoln’s finest and original mixed Border Morris Team. ?We enjoy?performing lively and energetic dances, and encourage new dancers and musicians to join us in fun, social, exercise.

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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.

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.

Sadly all Poacher Morris danceouts for 2020 have been cancelled due to the Coronavirus restrictions

We hope to see you all when things are more normal in 2021

Poacher Morris wholly condemns and we totally disassociate ourselves from the sentiments expressed in an article recently published on a nationalist website.

We hope the entire Morris community would join us in rejecting the divisive narrative put forward by this article. Morris is a unique cultural tradition of which we should be rightly proud. However, we will never support a divisive narrative which seeks to put our tradition beyond certain groups.

We want people from all races and backgrounds to share in this pride and not be made to feel unwelcome or uncomfortable by any element of a performance or the community.


We meet weekly to practice, teach those new to this style of dance, and to develop new dances. ?We meet 19:45 to 21:30 on Thursdays at the Methodist Church Hall, 175 Burton Road, Lincoln, LN1 3LW. ?New dancers and musicians are especially welcome – no experience necessary!

Please feel free to download and circulate these Poacher Morris leaflets to spread the word…
Download Poacher leaflet 1a? Poacher leaflet 2a

If you would like any further details, you can contact our Bagman (email: bagman AT?www.99lbpyaq.top) or our Squire (email: squire AT?www.99lbpyaq.top).

This page is maintained by the poorly trained amateur IT baboons at Poacher Morris.??If you find anything out-of-date or inaccurate let us know via the “Contact Us” page and we’ll try to fix things as soon as we can!

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