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England

Cheshire

Antrobus Soulcakers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Antrobus, Grid Ref.: SJ6479, Lat.& Long.: 53.3110, -2.5329

Description:

A traditional Cheshire Souling play performed on All Soul's Eve and the following 2 weekends. The Antrobus Gang are well established with continuity a distinguishing feature.

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (7), 2003 (6), 2004 (5), 2005 (6), 2006 (6), 2007 (6), 2008 (6), 2009 (6), 2010 (6), 2011 (6), 2012 (6), 2013 (6), 2014 (6), 2015 (6), 2016 (6), 2017 (6)

Media Links:

4 links to Photo(s)

Contact:

Ian McCormack (wimccormack@btinternet.com)

Notes:

The Antrobus Gang are thought to have had performances continuously dating back hundreds of years.

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Comberbach Swilltub Mummers (Comberbach Soulcakers) [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Comberbach, Grid Ref.: SJ6477, Lat.& Long.: 53.2930, -2.5326

Description:

We perform the village's Soulcaking Play and occasionally other mumming plays

Established:

1985

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (6), 2003 (5), 2004 (6), 2005 (5), 2006 (6), 2007 (6), 2008 (5), 2009 (5), 2010 (5), 2011 (5), 2012 (5), 2013 (5), 2014 (4), 2015 (3), 2016 (3), 2017 (3)

Media Links:

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

Contact:

Phil Pugh (phil@goosegate.plus.com), Phone: 07799487927

Notes:

Reformed in 1985. Reformed side included one member of the gang that performed in the 1950's prior to stopping.

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God's Croft Beelzebubbers

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Willaston-in-Wirral, Grid Ref.: SJ3277, Lat.& Long.: 53.2899, -3.0127

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2005 (1), 2009 (1), 2010 (1)

Media Links:

[None registered]

Contact:

Anthony Foard (info@merseymorrismen.com), Phone: 0151 334 4566

Part of:

Mersey Morris Men

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Halton Soulers [Website]

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Halton, Grid Ref.: SJ5381, Lat.& Long.: 53.3344, -2.6983

Description:

[None provided]

Established:

2000

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (4), 2003 (4), 2004 (6), 2005 (3), 2006 (3), 2007 (2), 2008 (3), 2009 (3), 2010 (3), 2011 (3), 2012 (4), 2013 (3), 2014 (3), 2015 (4), 2016 (4), 2017 (3)

Media Links:

4 links to Photo(s)

Contact:

Alan Goodkin (eos@goodkin.plus.com), Phone: 01925 740231

Part of:

Earl of Stamford Morris

Notes:

Revival based on script published in 1886

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Jones' Ale Soul Cakers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Chester, Grid Ref.: SJ4066, Lat.& Long.: 53.1920, -2.8907

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (2), 2003 (1), 2004 (3), 2005 (6), 2006 (3), 2007 (2), 2008 (2), 2009 (3), 2010 (3), 2011 (2), 2012 (3), 2013 (3), 2014 (1), 2015 (1), 2016 (1), 2017 (1)

Media Links:

3 links to Photo(s)

Contact:

Tom Hughes, Phone: 01942 270392

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Mobberley Souling Play

Category:

Folk Play-acting Sub-Group

Home Town:

Mobberley, Grid Ref.: SJ7879, Lat.& Long.: 53.3117, -2.3227

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2002 (1)

Media Links:

2 links to Photo(s)

Contact:

Jim, Phone: 01925 601735

Part of:

Ringheye Morris of Mobberley

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Stockport Pace Eggers

Category:

Folk Play-only Group

Home Town:

Stockport, Grid Ref.: SJ8990, Lat.& Long.: 53.4109, -2.1580

Description:

[None provided]

Performances:

Forthcoming: None registered
Past events: 2001 (1), 2002 (1), 2003 (1), 2009 (1), 2010 (1)

Media Links:

2 links to Photo(s)

Contact:

Tony Lepp, Phone: 0161 456 4471

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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), 2017 (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), 2018 (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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