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England

West Yorkshire

Brighouse Childrens' Theatre (reunited)

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Brighouse, Grid Ref.: SE1423, Lat.& Long.: 53.7075, -1.7803

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2004 (1)

Media Links:

1 link to Photo(s)

Contact:

John Warren (hoyhoy@ownmail.net), Phone: 07863 119864

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Heptonstall Players (Heptonstall Pace Eggers)

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Heptonstall, Grid Ref.: SD9827, Lat.& Long.: 53.7437, -2.0227

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2001 (1), 2002 (1), 2003 (1), 2009 (1), 2010 (1), 2011 (1), 2012 (1), 2013 (1), 2014 (1), 2015 (1), 2016 (1), 2017 (1), 2018 (1), 2019 (1), 2022 (1)

Media Links:

1 link to News article, 4 links to Photo(s)

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Holbeck Moor Mummers

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Holbeck, Grid Ref.: SE2932, Lat.& Long.: 53.7878, -1.5522

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (2), 2003 (5), 2004 (3), 2005 (3), 2009 (3), 2013 (4)

Media Links:

2 links to Photo(s)

Contact:

Brian Senior (brian.senior1@ntlworld.com), Phone: 0113 2931371

Part of:

Grove Inn, Holbeck , Leeds

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Long Company [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Ripponden, Grid Ref.: SE0319, Lat.& Long.: 53.6717, -1.9470

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (4), 2003 (4), 2004 (4), 2005 (4), 2006 (4), 2007 (4), 2009 (4), 2010 (4), 2011 (4), 2013 (4), 2014 (4), 2015 (4), 2016 (4), 2017 (4), 2020 (9)

Media Links:

3 links to Photo(s), 4 links to Video

Contact:

Pete Coe (petecoe@backshift.demon.co.uk), Phone: 01422 822569

Part of:

Ryburn 3 Step

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Midgley Pace Eggers (Calder High Pace Eggers) [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Midgley, Grid Ref.: SE0226, Lat.& Long.: 53.7347, -1.9621

Description:

The Midgley Pace-Eggers are one of the oldest traditional folk play groups in England. This youth team is based at Calder High School, and they perform at street locations throughout the Calder Valley, West Yorkshire on Good Fridays.

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2001 (1), 2002 (1), 2003 (1), 2004 (1), 2005 (1), 2009 (1), 2010 (1), 2011 (1), 2012 (1), 2013 (1), 2014 (1), 2015 (1), 2016 (1), 2017 (1), 2018 (1), 2019 (1), 2022 (1)

Media Links:

2 links to News article, 6 links to Photo(s), 1 link to Video

Contact:

Billy Painter, Manager/Press Officer/Player (billy.painter@sky.com), Phone: 07768863233 (Mob.)
Address: 24 Old Mill Ridge, Wadsworth, Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX7 8RT

Part of:

Calder High School

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Wiltshire

Avon Field Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Bradford on Avon, Grid Ref.: ST8260, Lat.& Long.: 51.3428, -2.2513

Description:

Avon Field Mummers perform a contemporary, local mumming play in Bradford on Avon on Boxing Day

Established:

2012

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2014 (1), 2015 (1), 2018 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

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Potterne Mummers (Potterne Christmas Boys) [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Potterne, Grid Ref.: ST9958, Lat.& Long.: 51.3251, -2.0072

Description:

Potterne Mummers were originally revived by Bernard Baker in 1953. It was further revived in 1972 by Mick Hiscock, still a current member. It meets in the weeks up to Christmas and finishes at the George and Dragon, Potterne on Christmas Eve.

Established:

1972

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (3), 2003 (4), 2004 (5), 2005 (6), 2006 (4), 2008 (2), 2009 (5), 2010 (9), 2011 (6), 2012 (6), 2013 (6), 2014 (6), 2015 (6), 2016 (5), 2017 (5), 2018 (5), 2019 (4)

Media Links:

2 links to Photo(s)

Contact:

Bob Berry, The Disorganiser (info@potternemummers.co.uk), Phone: 07714 550990 (Mob.) or 01380 726597 (Eve.)
Address: c/o Wiltshire Folk Arts, 19 Whistley Rd, Potterne, Devizes, SN10 5QY

Part of:

Wiltshire Folk Arts

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Purton Mummers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Purton, Grid Ref.: SU0987, Lat.& Long.: 51.5858, -1.8629

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2001 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

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Ragged Heroes Mummers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Lacock, Grid Ref.: ST9168, Lat.& Long.: 51.4150, -2.1222

Description:

We perform annually on Christmas Eve around the pubs in the Wiltshire village of Lacock and have done so every year since our formation, and intermittently in our former incarnation. We have also occasionally ventured further afield.

Established:

1983

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2001 (2), 2002 (2), 2003 (5), 2004 (2)

Media Links:

2 links to Web page

Contact:

Mike Slater (cruel_driver@hotmail.com), Phone: 0117 9492860

Notes:

Reformed from an earlier group called Wessex Wassailers founded in 1976 by Graham Nichols.

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Sarum Morris

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Salisbury, Grid Ref.: SU1429, Lat.& Long.: 51.0641, -1.7931

Description:

We have taken a traditional Quidhampton Mummers Play from our area and updated it. We have also written our own Jack in the Green and John Barleycorn plays in similar format

Established:

1982

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2004 (2), 2018 (3)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Richard Death (rndeath@hotmail.com)

Notes:

We perform morris dancing approx 25-35 times per year, mummers plays only 3-5 times per year, mostly at private events, but to the public at Nativity Pageant / open air carol service in Wilton

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Worlds End Mummers of Pewsey (Pewsey Mummers) [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Pewsey, Grid Ref.: SU1660, Lat.& Long.: 51.3433, -1.7645

Description:

Group formed at the Crown Inn, Pewsey.

Established:

2018

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2018 (3)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Peter, Bromwich (pbromwich@hotmail.com), Phone: 0776 9704428

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Worcestershire

Alvechurch Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Alvechurch, Grid Ref.: SP0272, Lat.& Long.: 52.3502, -1.9633

Description:

[None provided]

Established:

1990

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (1), 2003 (1), 2004 (1), 2005 (1), 2009 (1), 2010 (1), 2011 (1), 2013 (1), 2014 (1)

Media Links:

1 link to Photo(s)

Contact:

Martyn Read (martynread@virginmedia.com), Phone: 01527 66277

Part of:

Alvechurch Morris

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Ashton Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Ashton under Hill, Grid Ref.: SO9938, Lat.& Long.: 52.0445, -2.0073

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2003 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Part of:

Ashton Players

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Silurian Border Morris Men [Website]

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Worcester, Grid Ref.: SO8555, Lat.& Long.: 52.1971, -2.2122

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2001 (1), 2002 (3)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Keith Close, Phone: 01684 567895

Notes:

Morris Dancers/Mummers

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Wyre Mummers

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Kidderminster, Grid Ref.: SO8376, Lat.& Long.: 52.3859, -2.2425

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2003 (1), 2004 (1), 2005 (1), 2010 (1), 2013 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Steve Underwood, Phone: 01562 752687

Part of:

Fox's Morris

Notes:

Formerly: Wyre Forest Mummers or Wyre Knot Mummers

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Isle of Man

Isle of Man

Bock Yuan Fannee (Manx Dance Group)

Category:

Dancers who perform Plays

Home Town:

Peel, Grid Ref.: SC2484, Lat.& Long.: 54.2259, -4.6925

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (1), 2003 (1), 2004 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Fiona McArdle (fiona.mcardle@mnh.gov.im), Phone: +44 1624 648000

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Netherlands

Holland

UMT and The Maids of the Mill [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Utrecht, Lat.& Long.: 52.1000, 5.1167

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (2)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Renette Niekerk (Renette.Niekerk@inter.nl.net)

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New Zealand

Auckland

Green Man Mummers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Auckland, Lat.& Long.: -36.9167, 174.7833

Description:

Our group performs a play at Christmas each year and plays on other occasions when asked. We have done this since 1990 here in Auckland, New Zealand. We have a regular spot at the Devonport Folk Club Christmas Feast and also with the City of Auckland Morris dancers on Franklin Road Ponsonby.

Established:

1990

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2001 (1), 2002 (1), 2003 (2), 2004 (3), 2005 (2), 2008 (2), 2009 (1), 2010 (2), 2011 (3), 2012 (3), 2013 (3), 2014 (3), 2016 (2), 2018 (2)

Media Links:

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

Contact:

Andy Smith (ixonr8@icloud.com), Phone: +64 (0)9 361 2133 (Home) or +64 (0)21 474740 (Mob.)

Part of:

City of Auckland Morris Dancers

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Otago

Jack Frost Mummers

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Dunedin, Lat.& Long.: -45.8667, 170.5000

Description:

[None provided]

Established:

2002

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Michiel Verkade (verkade@actrix.co.nz)

Part of:

Jack Frost Morris

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Wellington

White Rose of Wellington

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Wellington, Lat.& Long.: -41.2833, 174.7833

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2003 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Notes:

Morris Dance Group

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