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England

Cheshire

Swettenham Soulers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Swettenham, Grid Ref.: SJ8067, Lat.& Long.: 53.2039, -2.2920

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (1), 2003 (1), 2004 (1), 2005 (1), 2006 (1), 2007 (1), 2008 (1), 2009 (1)

Media Links:

3 links to Photo(s), 1 link to Video

Contact:

Roger Jackson (rjackson45@aol.com)

Part of:

Adlington Morris Men

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Thelwall Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Thelwall, Grid Ref.: SJ6487, Lat.& Long.: 53.3829, -2.5338

Description:

Performers of the Carrington Moss Mummers Play.

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (2), 2003 (4), 2004 (4), 2006 (3), 2008 (3), 2009 (4), 2015 (2), 2016 (3)

Media Links:

1 link to Photo(s)

Contact:

Kevin Farrell (kevofaz25@yahoo.co.uk), Phone: 07593968520

Part of:

Thelwall Morris Men

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Warburton Souling Play [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Warburton, Grid Ref.: SJ7089, Lat.& Long.: 53.4015, -2.4588

Description:

The Warburton Souling Play is based at the Saracen's Head in Warburton, Cheshire. The play was revived in 1978 with the original last being performed in the 1930s. The revived play continues with the first performance being on the 1st November each year followed by a further four nights at the beginning of November.

Established:

1978

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (5), 2003 (5), 2004 (5), 2005 (5), 2006 (6), 2007 (6), 2008 (5), 2009 (5), 2010 (6), 2011 (6), 2012 (6), 2013 (6), 2014 (6), 2015 (6), 2016 (6), 2017 (6)

Media Links:

2 links to Photo(s), 1 link to Video

Contact:

Laurence Armstrong (laurence@larchfield.f9.co.uk), Phone: 0161 969 0215

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Cornwall

Trigg Morris Men [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Bodmin, Grid Ref.: SX0667, Lat.& Long.: 50.4747, -4.7274

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (3), 2003 (1), 2004 (2), 2005 (5), 2008 (4), 2009 (5), 2010 (5), 2011 (1), 2013 (4), 2014 (5), 2015 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contacts:

Roger Hancock (triggbagman@hotmail.com), Phone: 01208 73907

 

Robert Chisman (triggertrotter1@aol.com), Phone: 01503 272437 or 0797 006 3922
Address: Robert's Pharmacy, The Coombes, Polperro, Cornwall, PL13 2RG

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Cumbria

Crook Morris [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Kendal, Grid Ref.: SD5192, Lat.& Long.: 54.3251, -2.7477

Description:

[None provided]

Established:

1981

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2014 (1), 2015 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Crook Morris Secretary (secretary@crookmorris.org.uk)

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Dalton Mediaval Festival Players

Category:

Special Festival Troupe

Home Town:

Dalton In Furness, Grid Ref.: SD2374, Lat.& Long.: 54.1604, -3.1717

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2005 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Fiona Tompson, Phone: 01229 464000

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Duddon Mummers

Category:

Other Performing Group

Home Town:

Ulpha, Lat.& Long.: 54.3317, -3.2334

Description:

[None provided]

Established:

2011

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2016 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Paul Sandford, Chairman (paul@woodendhouse.co.uk), Phone: 01946723277 (Home)
Address: Woodend Barn, Woodend, Ulpha, Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA20 6DY

Part of:

Music in Ulpha

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Furness Morris Men [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Barrow-in-Furness, Grid Ref.: SD2068, Lat.& Long.: 54.1061, -3.2161

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2001 (2), 2002 (2), 2003 (2), 2004 (2), 2005 (2), 2008 (2), 2009 (1), 2010 (1), 2013 (1), 2014 (1), 2017 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

John Metcalfe (johnmet10@yahoo.co.uk), Phone: 01229 467109 (Work) or 01229 584311 (Home)

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Solway Morris Mummers [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Wigton, Grid Ref.: NY2548, Lat.& Long.: 54.8257, -3.1598

Description:

Mumming on St George's Day and around that time.

Established:

2002

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2004 (1), 2005 (1), 2006 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Chris (bagman@solwaymorris.org.uk), Phone: 07720 647734

Notes:

Affiliated to the Morris Federation

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St. Bees Traditional Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

St. Bees, Grid Ref.: NX9711, Lat.& Long.: 54.4883, -3.5825

Description:

This local folk-play

Established:

1974

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (1), 2003 (1), 2004 (1), 2005 (1), 2008 (1), 2009 (1), 2011 (1), 2012 (1), 2013 (1)

Media Links:

1 link to Photo(s)

Contact:

Doug Sim (doug.sim@btinternet.com), Phone: 01946 824898

Notes:

The version used is A Wilson's chapbook 1883-1901. The last performances in the original tradition were in Sandwith, adjacent to St Bees civil parish, but in the ecclessiastical parish, in the early 1920's.

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Derbyshire

Aunty Sylvia's Mammoth Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Derby, Grid Ref.: SK3536, Lat.& Long.: 52.9244, -1.4719

Description:

Began as a light-hearted attempt at a Mumming Play by Sylvia Needham as part of our Xmas Party Night. Now a firm favourite every year with most of our audience making up a cast of 'thousands'

Established:

2005

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2005 (1), 2009 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Paul Slater (baronhardup.stoneybrokecastle@ntlworld.com), Phone: 01332 573397

Part of:

Derby Heritage Traditional Music Club

Notes:

Performance for 2009 will be at the Old Derby Gaol on 17th December. All welcome.

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Glossop Guizers

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Glossop, Grid Ref.: SK0393, Lat.& Long.: 53.4380, -1.9473

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2003 (2)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Robin Thornber (robin@glossop.co.uk), Phone: 01457 856492

Part of:

Glossop Mayfest

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Longford Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Longford, Grid Ref.: SK2137, Lat.& Long.: 52.9342, -1.6801

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2004 (2), 2005 (1), 2006 (1), 2009 (1)

Media Links:

1 link to Photo(s)

Contact:

Brian Crosbie (bcrosbie@bcrosbie.fsnet.co.uk), Phone: 01332 694353

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Melbourne Mummers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Melbourne, Grid Ref.: SK3825, Lat.& Long.: 52.8207, -1.4332

Description:

[None provided]

Established:

2011

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Brian crosbie (b.crosbie@yahoo.co.uk)

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Parwich Guizers and Mummers (Brothm Mummers) [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Parwich, Grid Ref.: SK1854, Lat.& Long.: 53.0874, -1.7252

Description:

Parwich Guizers and Mummers have been performing their ancient play for the last 25 years. This guizing play used to be performed in Biggin-by-Hartington in the 1930s and perhaps for many years before.

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2008 (1), 2009 (1)

Media Links:

1 link to News article, 1 link to Video

Contact:

Rob Francis (rob-francis@virgin.net)

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Ripley Guisers (Ripley Morris Men) [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Ripley, Grid Ref.: SK4050, Lat.& Long.: 53.0499, -1.3958

Description:

We perform the Hammersmith Guisers Play, ( 5/6 characters, two songs) collected from Percy Cook, Hammersmith, Ripley, in 1983. Percy last performed the play in 1904. 40/50 performances every year since 1984, around Ripley, and in Nottinghamshire (Selston area). Strong local guiseing/bullguiseing tradition in mining area.12 local plays collected.

Established:

1983

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2001 (5), 2004 (3), 2005 (3), 2006 (1), 2009 (5), 2010 (5), 2011 (2), 2012 (5), 2013 (3), 2014 (3), 2015 (2), 2016 (2)

Media Links:

2 links to Photo(s)

Contact:

Graham Clarke (greybags@aol.com), Phone: 01773603665

Part of:

Ripley Morris Men

Notes:

Performed Fridays in December ,13/15 performances each night, in different areas around Ripley, Derbyshire, including Selston, Jacksdale, Riddings, Swanwick, Somercotes, Codnor, Heage, Denby, Bullbridge, Crich. Always collect for Ripley Hospital League of Friends. Over £30,000 collected.

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Tidza Guisers

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Tideswell, Grid Ref.: SK1575, Lat.& Long.: 53.2768, -1.7759

Description:

Performs traditional Tideswell folklore - the Tidza Saw Y'Eds - and poems - The Drunken Butcher of Tideswell - in Wakes Week (week nearest 24th June) each year.

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Gerard Rogers (theatre@tideswell.net)

Part of:

Tideswell Theatre

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Winster Guisers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Winster, Grid Ref.: SK2460, Lat.& Long.: 53.1408, -1.6337

Description:

Traditional hero combat play similar to Soulcaking ( horse included) . Photo exists of team in Winster @1870.Current team have been performing since late 1970's.

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (3), 2003 (4), 2004 (4), 2005 (4), 2006 (4), 2008 (4), 2009 (4), 2012 (4), 2014 (4), 2015 (4), 2016 (4)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Allan Stone (allanstone89@gmail.com), Phone: 01629-650158
Address: 1,Wyntor Avenue, Winster, Matlock.DE4 2DU

Notes:

Performance dates are given on the Winster website.

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Devon

Dartington Morris Men [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Dartington, Grid Ref.: SX7862, Lat.& Long.: 50.4491, -3.7115

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2003 (1), 2004 (2), 2005 (2), 2006 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Iain Davison (bagman@dartingtonmorrismen.org.uk), Phone: 01803 360990

Notes:

Morris Ring

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Dartmoor Border Morris [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Meavy, Grid Ref.: SX5467, Lat.& Long.: 50.4886, -4.0514

Description:

We are a mixed, family Morris side of various ages both young and old who perform a traditional Resurrection mummers play with a twist!

Established:

2001

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (1), 2003 (1), 2004 (2), 2005 (3), 2006 (2), 2013 (1), 2014 (2), 2015 (1), 2016 (1), 2017 (1)

Media Links:

1 link to Video

Contacts:

Mark Tregaskis, Bagman (treggie@blueyonder.co.uk), Phone: 01752 299700
Address: 34, Cramber close, Roborough, Plymouth PL6 7AZ

 

Lis Richards (lisrichards@btinternet.com)

Notes:

Affiliated to the Morris Federation

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