joined January 07, 2014
Named after the ship of the infamous Captain Pugwash, Black Pig Border was formed in 1986 in Eastwood on the Nottinghamshire and Derby border. Our founder...

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New CD - Three Sheets to the Wind Wednesday January 8 2014, 12:45 AM

The second CD from the Black Pig Border Morris musicians. Three Sheets to the Wind was over a year in the making and is now released. Nineteen tracks that include traditional folk/morris tunes, burlesque, classical, irreverences, soundscapes and... More

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The Mummer's Play Wednesday January 8 2014, 12:00 AM

A Mummers Play is an English folk drama based upon the fight between good and evil. One of the protagonists is killed off by the other and is then revived by a magical doctor. Various other characters appear during the course of the play - the... More

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Painted Faces Wednesday January 8 2014, 12:00 AM

Face and body paints have been used from the earliest times, and for a variety of reasons - to enhance beauty, increase fear in the beholder or ward off evil spirits. Face painting is closely linked with masks : both create a disguise and a sense... More

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Our Costumes Wednesday January 8 2014, 12:00 AM

From our original costume of Flat Caps, Black Trousers, Black Tattered waistcoats and pink shirts, our kit has evolved into the multi-coloured garb that we wear today. Although our basic kit is predominantly black (Black T-shirts and Trousers) we... More

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About Border Morris Dancing Wednesday January 8 2014, 12:00 AM

As far as is known, Border Morris Dancing originates from the English/Welsh borders of Shropshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Border Morris was usually done during the winter months where the dancers performed vigorously using sticks and... More

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