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Sullivan's Sword [Website]


Sword Dance Group

Home Town:

Nottingham, Grid Ref.: SK5739, Lat.& Long.: 52.9495, -1.1441


Perform the play from Farnsfield, Notts on Plough Sunday after a plough blessing service at Morton, Notts and on Plough Monday in Nottingham. Occasionally perform a Pasche Egging play which is a compilation from the texts of the plays from Ambleside, Dalton and 5 other towns.




Forthcoming: None registered


Past events:


GMap 08-Jan-2017

1. - 11:45

Full Moon Inn, Main St, Morton, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0UT, England

2. - 12:30

Hearty Goodfellow, Church St, Southwell, Nottinghamshire, NG25 0HQ


There will be a sword dance and plough play performance by Sullivan's Sword in Morton between 11:45 and 12:15 after the plough blessing service at St. Denis' parish church in the village. This will be followed dance displays in Southwell featuring various local dance sides. These will take place from 12:30 to 13:30 and from 14:15 to 15:00 at both the Hearty Goodfellow and the Admiral Rodney pubs. The plough play will be performed at 12:30 at the Hearty Goodfellow.


Other past years: 2003 (1), 2004 (1), 2005 (3), 2006 (2), 2009 (1), 2012 (1), 2014 (1), 2015 (1), 2019 (1), 2020 (7)

Media Links:

1. Sullivan's Sword 2009 - Validated link
Master Mummers - Photo(s) [3 images], Peter Millington, 11-Jan-2009
2. Sullivan's Sword at The Plough Inn, Radford, Nottingham, England, 9th Jan.2006 - Validated link
Folk Play Research - Photo(s) [2 images], Brian Howes, 09-Jan-2006
3. Sullivan's Sword at The Plough Inn, Radford, Nottingham, England, 10th Jan.2005 - Validated link
Folk Play Research - Photo(s) [1 image], Alistair Bloomfield, 10-Jan-2005
4. Sullivan's Sword of Nottingham perform the Farnsfield plough play at Morton, Nottinghamshire, England on the 11th January 2004 - Validated link
Folk Play Research - Photo(s) [1 image], Peter Millington, 11-Jan-2004


Alistair Bloomfield, Events organiser (, Phone: 07946 584298 (Mob.)
Address: 18 Endsleigh Gardens, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2HJ


An off-shoot of the now disbanded Owd 'Oss Mummers

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