Rattlejag Morris, based in Retford, is a mixed dance side, formed in 2002 with the aim of reviving and developing a dance tradition, based in our own local area. Taking inspiration from the local ploughboys of the 19th century and using material collected from East Yorkshire, Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire, we dance Plough Morris.
Each dancer and musician has their own colour ribbon and face paint which together gives the side a multi-coloured effect. We perform broom dances, bacca pipe dances and sword dances amongst many others which are unique to our group and are continually developing new dances based on research. We use many local tunes rarely heard or music written to suit a particular dance.