Ben

Also a product of the Tankards Folk Club era, Ben is another morris dancer who has decided to hang up his bells in favour of singing. The group “memory man”, he can be relied on to recall the words to just about every song ever written, except possibly one of his favourites that he sometimes struggles with – nothing to do with glugging that extra pint of course!

Strategically based on the Cornish/English border, when not looking out for unwanted invaders Ben has overall responsibility for ensuring the rum and shrub is mixed in exactly the right proportion – a difficult task since if you don’t get it right first time it’s necessary to add more rum (or shrub) and taste again. We’ve often wondered why it takes him so long to do it!