The Ghost of Mansfield Morris
Weekly Wednesday sing-around from 8.30pm. Contact David Lambert on 01636 821255 for more information.
The venue changes each week as follows:
2018
Sep 5th Bird in Hand, Blidworth NG21 0QH
Sep 12th Crown, Bathley NG23 6DA
Sep 19th Red Lion, Wellow NG22 0EG
Sep 26th Ollerton House, Ollerton NG22 9AP
Oct 3rd Bird in Hand, Blidworth NG21 0QH
Oct 10th Crown, Bathley NG23 6DA
Oct 17th Red Lion, Wellow NG22 0EG
Oct 24th Ollerton House, Ollerton NG22 9AP
Oct 31st TBA

Origins

'The Ghost of Mansfield Morris' meet in different pubs around the Mansfield area every Wednesday night from around 8:30 pm. The Mansfield Morris Men used to dance outside pubs in traditional costume every Wednesday, which was followed by much drinking and a sing-song in the pub. Unfortunately the dance team became depleted through age of the older members and the inability to find younger people interested in keeping the tradition going, so the dancing had to stop, but the drinking and singing carried on, hence the name 'Ghost of the Morris'.
Gradually more musicians and singers joined the 'Ghost', now there are often over twenty of them who take it in turns to perform acoustically with guitars, mandolins, banjos, melodeons etc. The songs are a mixture of Folk, Country, Irish, Ballads, Monologues and Singalong.