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England

Bedfordshire

Brafront Guizers [Website]

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:

 

GMap 26-Dec-2018

1. - 12:15

The Star and Garter, High Street, Silsoe, Bedfordshire, MK45 4DR, England

Notes:

Biggest event of the year along with Hemlock Morris

 

GMap 05-Jan-2019

1. - 19:00

Dunton Wassail, The March Hare, 34 High Street, Dunton, Biggleswade , Bedfordshire, SG18 8RN, England

Notes:

Event starts in farmyard near the March Hare. Depending on the weather, we may perform in the farm yard or the March Hare. Either way, there will be a music session the Hare and dancing at the farmyard. In between, the wassail itself happens in the orchard that is half way between the two venues.

 

Past events:

 

GMap 26-Dec-2012

1. - 12:20

Old George Hotel, High St, Silsoe, Bedfordshire, MK45 4EP, England - With Morris and virtual Boar's Head

Notes:

Traditional Boxing Day performance, now without the goat or boar’s head. Morris dancing from Redbornstoke, Bedfordshire Lace and Hemlock precede the play.

 

GMap 19-Dec-2012

1. - 21:00

Orange Tree, Norton Rd, Baldock, Hertfordshire, SG7 5AW, England - Baldock and Letchworth Folk Club

Notes:

Christmas Special. Timing approximate

 

GMap 14-Dec-2012

1. - 21:00

Hollybush, Church End, Redbourn, Hertfordshire, AL3 7DU, England

Notes:

Part of carols in the bar. Timing approximate.

 

GMap 11-Dec-2012

1. - 21:00

Globe, Drury Lane, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, LU5 5ED, England

Notes:

Between tunes in music session. Timing approximate

 

GMap 09-Dec-2012

1. - 14:30

Market Square, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1AE, England - Part of Hitchin Winter Gala

2. - 21:00

The Sun Hotel, Sun St, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 1AF - Hitchin Folk Club. Richard Digance is the warm up act!

 

GMap 09-Jan-2012

1. - 20:30

Cross Keys, High St, Pulloxhill, Bedfordshire, MK45 5HB, England

 

Other past years: 2002 (5), 2003 (5), 2004 (2), 2005 (5), 2006 (6), 2007 (1), 2008 (1), 2009 (1), 2010 (4), 2011 (4), 2013 (3), 2014 (2), 2015 (5), 2016 (5), 2017 (4), 2018 (2)

Media Links:

1. Brafront Guizers at the Old George, Hotel, Silsoe, Bedfordshire, England, 26th Dec.2004 - Validated link
Folk Play Research - Photo(s) [3 images], Julia North-Lewis, 26-Dec-2004
2. Brafront Guizers performing the Upper Brafront-in-the-Hedges Play on Boxing Day 2003 outside the George Hotel, Silsoe, Bedfordshire, England - Validated link
Folk Play Research - Photo(s) [2 images], Joan Sharp, 26-Dec-2003

Contact:

Adrian Williams (adrian.williamsathome@ntlworld.com), Phone: 0779 1708223

Part of:

Redbornstoke Morris

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