I.Russell (1981a)


Ian Russell (Auth.)
'Appy New Year
English Dance & Song, Christmas 1981, Vol.43, No.4, p.16

Three photographs of folk play teams. The accompanying text reads:-

"In Unstone the lads who do the Derby Tup have this past two seasons come up with an idea that reflects the economic climate and would appeal to the present government. The Tup has become inanimate - a sheepskin-covered stool with detachable head joined by Velcro. This reduction in manning has lead to increased productivity and profitability - the collection is now split three ways instead of four!"

"The Jacksdale Bullguisers are traditional mummers from the Nottinghamshire/Derbyshire border. The remarkable story of how they updated their hero-combat play to include the Brut King (with no apologies to Faberge) and Kung Fluey is told in The Journal of American Folklore due out in October 1981."

The photograph captions read:-

"The Unstone Tup, 31st December 1980 (photograph by Ian Russell)"

"The Jacksdale Bullguisers performing the play of Brut King, 29th December 1977 (photograph by Ian Russell)"

"The Jacksdale Bullguisers performing the Bullguys Play, 22nd December 1978 (photograph by Ian Russell)"

Index Terms:

Locations: Unstone, Derbys. (SK3777); Jacksdale, Notts. (SK4451)
Years: Perf. 1980; Perf. 1977; Perf. 1978; Publ. 1981
Subjects: Derby Tup; Tup; Brut King; Kung Fluey; Bullguys Play; Bullguisers; Plays; Photos; Russell,I. (1981b)
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00319

Last Updated Jun 1985 by Peter Millington.