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Australia

New South Wales

Wheeze & Suck Band [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Woy Woy, Lat.& Long.: -33.5000, 151.3333

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2003 (2)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

John Milce (jmilce@sherborne.com.au), Phone: 612 9299 6900

Part of:

Sydney Morris Men

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South Australia

Adelaide Mummers Players

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Uraidla, Lat.& Long.: -34.9567, 138.7456

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2003 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Mike Day, Phone: 08 8294 2630

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Victoria

Britannia Morris Men [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Melbourne, Lat.& Long.: -37.8160, 144.9667

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

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

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

David Purdue, Phone: +61 419 669 955

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Canada

British Columbia

Black Sheep Morris & Mummers (Bowen Island Black Sheep Mummers) [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Bowen Island, Lat.& Long.: 49.3796, -123.3382

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2001 (1), 2002 (1), 2003 (3), 2004 (6), 2005 (1)

Media Links:

3 links to Photo(s)

Contact:

Jim McConnan (j_mcconnan@shaw.ca), Phone: 604-947-2574

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Quicksbottom Morris [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Victoria, Lat.& Long.: 48.4222, -123.3657

Description:

Annual Yule play. Our local variant.

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2009 (2), 2010 (1), 2014 (4), 2015 (6), 2016 (5), 2017 (2)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Quicksbottom Morris info (info@quicksbottommorris.ca)
Address: Victoria, BC, Canada

Notes:

Continuing our tradition since Jan 2007 as QBM. We had been Island Thyme Morris, Mens Side, aka - IT

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Vancouver Morris Men [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Vancouver, Lat.& Long.: 49.2540, -123.1081

Description:

[None provided]

Established:

1982

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (4), 2003 (5), 2004 (5), 2005 (3), 2006 (1), 2015 (1), 2016 (2), 2017 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Graham Baldwin (gbaldwin.vmm@gmail.com), Phone: 604 720 2790
Address: 155 Talisman Avenue Vancouver BC Canada V5Y 2L6

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Manitoba

Village Green Morris Men

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Winnipeg, Lat.& Long.: 49.8844, -97.1464

Description:

[None provided]

Established:

1976

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Ian, Fillingham (donnaian@mts.net), Phone: 204-488-0877

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Newfoundland

Newfoundland Mummers (Pigeon Inlet Mummers)

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Bay Roberts, Lat.& Long.: 47.5988, -53.2579

Description:

Performing the original material of playwright/broadcaster/humourist Ted Russell: The Chronicles of Uncle Mose; the traditional and original set dances of Newfoudland and Tonya Kearley; as well as the Mummers\' Play from work with Chris Brookes over the past 16 years.

Established:

1979

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contacts:

Tonya Kearley, Folklorist, Educator & Performer (tonyakearley@esdnl.ca), Phone: 709.488.2828 (Work) or 709.488.3821 (Home)
Address: PO Box 461, Wabana, Bell Island, Newfoundland, A0A 4H0

 

Kelly Russell, Professional Musician & Producer (unclebayman@gmail.com), Phone: 709.464.7490 (Work) or 709.488.3821 (Home)
Address: PO Box 461, Wabana, Bell Island, Newfoundland, A0A 4H0

Part of:

Pigeon Inlet Productions

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Prince of Wales Collegiate Mummers Troupe

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

St. John's, Lat.& Long.: 47.5646, -52.7091

Description:

The Newfoundland Mummers' play makes unannounced house visits in and around St. John's during the twelve days of Christmas. This school group is directed by original Mummers Troupe member Lynn Lunde.

Performances:

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

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Fabian O'Keefe, Phone: 1-709-739-7920

Part of:

Prince of Wales Collegiate

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Ontario

Orange Peel Border Morris [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Orangeville, Lat.& Long.: 43.9200, -80.0947

Description:

Border Morris group, an hour northwest of Toronto, performs traditional English Village carols (think Yorkshire), and does several Apple Wassails (a la Carhampton, Somerset), and also does a version of a Cornish St George and The Dragon play.

Established:

1996

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Mark Whitcombe, Squire (markwhitcombe34@gmail.com), Phone: 519.933.90020
Address: 34 Blind Line, Orangeville, ON, Canada, L9W 3A5

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Tranzac Mummer's Play (Mini Morris Mummers)

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Toronto, Lat.& Long.: 43.6709, -79.3933

Description:

We are the coolest people in all the world. We are the kids of some of the folk community in Toronto. Our parents are not so cool.

Established:

1987

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2004 (1), 2008 (1), 2009 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Adam Watson (adam.watsons@yahoo.ca)

Part of:

Tranzac Club

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Wassail singers and dancers

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

London, Lat.& Long.: 42.9808, -81.2470

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2004 (2), 2008 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Tom Siess (tfsiess@sympatico.ca), Phone: (519)690-0083

Part of:

True North Music and Dance

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Wassail!, True North Music and Dance [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

London, Lat.& Long.: 42.9808, -81.2470

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2005 (3)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Tom Siess (tfsiess@sympatico.ca), Phone: (519)690-0083

Notes:

No longer performing a mummers play.

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England

Bedfordshire

Bedford Morris Men [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Bedford, Grid Ref.: TL0549, Lat.& Long.: 52.1333, -0.4585

Description:

In winter, the Bedford Morris Men perform a traditional Plough Play. Their script comes from Branston, Leicestershire, collected by Davd Welti, a former squire of Bedford Morris and the Morris Ring.

Established:

1932

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (1), 2003 (1), 2004 (1), 2005 (1), 2006 (1), 2007 (1), 2009 (1), 2010 (1), 2011 (1), 2014 (1), 2015 (1), 2017 (1)

Media Links:

1 link to Video

Contact:

Ian Daye (ian.daye@btinternet.com), Phone: 01582 883009

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Brafront Guizers

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Ampthill, Grid Ref.: TL0338, Lat.& Long.: 52.0348, -0.4910

Description:

The group performs at pubs etc around Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire during Dec & Jan, collections are for charity. Traditional performances on Boxing Day (outside The George, Silsoe approx 12.30pm) and on Plough Monday (Cross Key, Pulloxhill approx 9.00pm).

Performances:

Forthcoming: 2017 (1)
Past events: 2002 (5), 2003 (5), 2004 (2), 2005 (5), 2006 (6), 2007 (1), 2008 (1), 2009 (1), 2010 (4), 2011 (4), 2012 (6), 2013 (3), 2014 (2), 2015 (5), 2016 (5), 2017 (3)

Media Links:

2 links to Photo(s)

Contact:

Phil Perlin (bagman_redbornstoke@yahoo.com)

Part of:

Redbornstoke Morris

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Caddington Mummers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Caddington, Grid Ref.: TL0619, Lat.& Long.: 51.8635, -0.4532

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (1), 2005 (1), 2006 (1), 2010 (1), 2014 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Richard Rowley (richard-rowley@lineone.net), Phone: 01582 414742

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Riseley Mummers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Riseley, Grid Ref.: TL0462, Lat.& Long.: 52.2508, -0.4707

Description:

Members of the newly created Riseley Community Theatre group formed Riseley Mummers under the directorship of Amanda Whittall, to bring Mummers plays to the local community and to keep alive the tradition of Mumming in North Bedfordshire.

Established:

2010

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2010 (1), 2011 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Amanda Whittall, Director of Mumming (amandawhittall@hotmail.co.uk), Phone: 01234 708832 (Home)
Address: Appletrees, 29 High Street. Riseley. Beds. Mk441DU

Part of:

Riseley Community Theatre

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Berkshire

Aldworth Mummers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Aldworth, Grid Ref.: SU5579, Lat.& Long.: 51.5112, -1.2002

Description:

We have been appearing in our midwinter ritual since 1976, at numerous venues according to circumstances. The ritual can be observed on the Friday and on the Saturday that happen to fall during the weekend before Christmas - never at Christmas itself; and always at The Bell, Aldworth on the Saturday night.

Established:

1976

Performances:

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

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Barry Gardner (gardner@peruvianconnection.co.uk)

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Cauldron Players

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Windsor, Grid Ref.: SU9676, Lat.& Long.: 51.4787, -0.6102

Description:

[None provided]

Established:

2012

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Tyto (lorraine100000@yahoo.co.uk), Phone: 01753 863369
Address: 11a Eton Wick Road, Eton Wick. Windsor, Berks., SL4 6LT

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Cold Ash and Hermitage Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Cold Ash, Grid Ref.: SU5169, Lat.& Long.: 51.4217, -1.2593

Description:

Cold Ash mummers were formed after mummers featured in a village play. The play's author, Richard Marshall, founded the Mummers afterwards based on the remembered fragments of the original Cold Ash play. Over the years we have developed our own distinctive style and tradition.

Established:

1995

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (2), 2003 (2), 2004 (2), 2005 (2), 2006 (2), 2008 (2), 2009 (2), 2010 (2), 2011 (3), 2012 (2), 2013 (2), 2014 (2), 2015 (2), 2016 (2)

Media Links:

1 link to Photo(s)

Contact:

Richard Marshall (marshalr@btinternet.com), Phone: 01635 200907 (Home) or 02071332353 (Work)
Address: Heathwaite, Slanting Hill, Hermitage, Thatcham, Berks, RG18 9QG

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