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Folk Plays - Christmas 2003 - Bowen Island Black Sheep Mummers

Bowen Island Black Sheep Mummers, 20th Dec.2003 on Bowen Island, British Columbia, Canada

Bowen Island Black Sheep Mummers, Group picture taken in the Bowen Pub
Group picture taken in the Bowen Pub
Back row left to right: Glen Taylor - designated driver & boudhran player, Beelzebub (Bridget Knipe), Sweetheart (Kalen Shalagan), Ploughboy/accordionist (Bob Doucet), & Bold Tom (Jim McConnan). Front row: Doctor (Jim Crawford) & Recruiting Sergeant (Rodger D.Grant)
Bowen Island Black Sheep Mummers,
Dance after the resurrection of Bold Tom
Photo taken same night at a private house. The script calls for a dance, so what better than a Morris stick dance between the two antagonists and the Sweetheart.

We are a division of the equal opportunity Black Sheep Morris (male and female). A further division is Codswallop (songs & tunes from the land that time forgot) comprising button accordion, percussion and banjo. We performed the Blidworth Plough Bullocking Play of 1896 from Nottinghamshire, England. We raised some $450.00 (£190.00) which as usual was donated to the Christmas Hamper Fund. [Photographs courtesy of James McConnan]

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