Folk Play Links - Derbyshire, England

Compiled by C. Little



Groups listed may be folk club, morris dance or amateur drama groups, as well as traditional performers. Publications listed may be cited, extracted or summarised publications, as well as full text.


Groups

001 * Aunty Sylvia's Mammoth Mummers / Derby Heritage Traditional Music Club [photos; programme]
002 * Longford Mummers [perform Bampton text; photos; programme]
003 * Meetings before Christmas [in Winster Local History Group Newsletter, No.14, Aug. 1999, p.2 - 'Winster Guisers', by Alan Stone, Title of 22nd Nov. 1999 talk]
004 * Parwich Guizers [photos; programme]
005 * Ripley Morris Men [programme]
006 * Ryknild Rabble [perform Derby Tup]
007 * The Winster Guisers - Oh - What a Pantomime! [by Tom Bates]
008 * Three Shires Medieval Society [programme]
009 * Winster Guisers [photo; programme]

Libraries & Archives

010 * East Midlands Oral History Archive : LANDshapes [Ref. LANt020] [mummers play at Linton]
011 * John Murray Archive [manuscript from John Murray Archive, National Library of Scotland [Ref. MS 42314] for Abbotsford, and Newstead Abbey, by [Anon][Washington Irving], 1835, pp.162-166]
012 * New Mills Local History Society : Archives [Ref. D1331/6/1] [citation of When the mummers went to Rowarth, in High Peak Reporter, circa 1952]
013 * Picture Sheffield [image archive] [Photos of Old Tup at Handsworth [as article below]]
014 * Survey of English Dialects (SED) Incidental Material [Ref. 8Db2] [Pace Egg Play at Bamford]
015 * The Book-Hunter in London : Historical and other Studies of Collectors and Collecting [US edition] [by W. Roberts, 1895, p.308 - 'Some Modern Collectors' - John Murray [IV] - manuscript for Abbotsford, and Newstead Abbey, by [Anon][Washington Irving]]
016 * Thomas Ratcliffe Collection [extract with Coxbench? text, circa 1895]

Publications

017 * A Glossary of Words used in the Neighbourhood of Sheffield [extract from Sidney Oldall Addy, 1888, pp.163-164 - entry for 'Old Horse' - [Eckington ?] song - with tune from a different source (The South Riding Song Book).]
018 * A Glossary of Words used in the Neighbourhood of Sheffield [by Sidney Oldall Addy, 1888, pp.163-164 - entry for 'Old Horse' - [Eckington ?] song]
019 * A Survey of Traditional Drama in North East Derbyshire 1970-1978 [citation of Ian Russell, in Folk Music Journal, Vol.3 No.5, 1979, pp.399-478]
020 * Abbotsford, and Newstead Abbey [by [Anon][Washington Irving], 1835, pp.162-166 - (at Newstead Abbey, Newstead, [1832];) mummers, Hobby Horse & sword dance at Barlborough Hall, Barlborough, [1831]]
021 * An Attempt at a Derbyshire Glossary [by John Sleigh, in Reliquary, Vol.V No.-, Jan. 1865, p.159 - entry for 'Guisers']
022 * Christmas Carols: Waits: Guisers [by Thomas Ratcliffe, in Notes and Queries, 10th Ser. Vol.II No.52, 24th Dec. 1904, pp.504-505 - "Saint George", "Th' owd Tup" and "T' owd Hoss"]
023 * Christmas Eve in a Derbyshire Cottage [by Thomas Ratcliffe, in Notes and Queries, 5th Ser. Vol.VIII No.208, 22nd Dec. 1877, pp.481-482 - "guisers"]
024 * Christmas Eve in a Derbyshire Village [by Thomas Ratcliffe, in Notes & Queries, 6th Ser. Vol.IV No.104, 24th Dec. 1881, pp.502-503 - "mummers" or "guisers", thirty years ago]
025 * Christmas Memories [by Thomas Ratcliffe, in Notes and Queries, 10th Ser. Vol.VI No.156, 22nd Dec. 1906, pp.483-484 - "Guisers" and "Mummers"]
026 * Christmas-Tup" [by Arthur Mayall, in Notes and Queries, 9th Ser. Vol.II No.52, 24th Dec. 1898, p.511 - and citation of The Ballads & Songs of Derbyshire, ed. by Llewellynn Jewitt, 1867, pp.115-119]
027 * Contributions to Early English Literature [1849, [Pt.IV in this copy] - 'Band, Ruffe, and Cuffe, A Costume Shew: Newes out of Islington: and A Derbyshire Mummer's Play', ed. by James Orchard Halliwell, 1849, pp.35-40, iii-iv - [unlocated] text]
028 * Derby Tup [DVD for sale: Video of Ridgeway Play - and extract]
029 * Derbyshire Sword Dancers [by Thomas Ratcliffe, in Nottinghamshire Guardian, No.3930, 11th Sep. 1920, p.8d [- at Coxbench]]
030 * District News : Alvaston [in Derby Mercury, Vol.136 No.7025, 2nd Jan. 1867, p.3c - Subscription required for Gale: 19th Century British Library Newspapers]
031 * Guising and Mumming in Derbyshire. I. The Old Tup. II. The Old Horse [citation of S.O. Addy, in Journal of the Derbyshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, Vol.XXIX, 1907, pp.31-42]
032 * Guising and Mumming in Derbyshire. I. The Old Tup. II. The Old Horse [by S.O. Addy, in Journal of the Derbyshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, Vol.XXIX, 1907, pp.31-42 - Castleton, Handsworth Woodhouse & Handsworth old tup songs, at Upperthorpe, Norton & Dronfield; [Eckington ?] "the old horse" song, at Norton & Dronfield; (36 - mumming (non-play) at Laneshaw Bridge;) 42fn - guisers at Aston-on-Trent]
033 * Guizing: A local Christmas tradition unmasked! [by Rob Francis, Parwich & District Local History Society Newsletter, No.7 (Dec. 2001) - Biggin text and revival by Parwich Guizers]
034 * Halliwelliana: A Bibliography of the Publications of James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps [by Justin Winsor, 1881, p.10 - citation of Contributions to Early English Literature , 1849, [Pt.V in that copy] - 'Band, Ruffe, and Cuffe, A Costume Shew: Newes out of Islington: and A Derbyshire Mummer's Play', 1849]
035 * Hobby-Horse [by Thomas Ratcliffe, in Notes and Queries, 11th Ser. Vol.II No.42, 15th Oct. 1910, p.318 - "T'owd Hoss" in north-east Derbyshire]
036 * Matlock Manor and Parish : Historical & Descriptive [by Benjamin Bryan, 1903, pp.(110-111 - "plough bullocks";) 112-114 - Matlock, Matlock Bath & Starkholmes "guisering" text]
037 * Old Duffield : Village, Church and Castle with some Personal Reminiscences [by John Bland, 1922 - Guisers]
038 * Old-time Country Dances [extract from Thomas Ratcliffe, in Nottinghamshire Guardian, No.3588, 21st Feb. 1914, p.4f [- at Coxbench]]
039 * Pantomimes and Mummers Plays Provided the Traditional Entertainment for New Year [by Stuart Haywood, in Derby Evening Telegraph, 31st Dec. 2007 - at Swadlincote]
040 * Poor Owd Tup [by Dave Froggatt, in The Star, 9th Nov. 2007 - [Killamarsh] Derby Tup text]
041 * Portfolio : Rural Customs [in Cambrian : Weekly General Advertiser for Swansea ..., Vol.71 No.3694, 20th Nov. 1874, p.6b - extract from Rambles in the Country, by The Sherwood Forester [Spencer T. Hall], 1842 [sic], p.49 - 'Hathersage' - as Sheffield Iris - at Hathersage - informed by John Fretwell]
042 * Rural Amusements [by J. L., in Kaleidoscope, Vol.V No.255, 17th May 1825, pp.388-389 - (paste-egging at Warrington;) "guisers" in High Peak]
043 * St George Mumming Play [by Thomas Ratcliffe, in Notes and Queries, 12th Ser. Vol.I No.26, 24th Jun. 1916, p.515 - possesses 3 chapbooks; his collection has Derbyshire text (& Nottinghamshire text); and [unlocated] fragments with "The Owd Tup" and "The Owd Hoss"]
044 * Sword Dancers [by Thomas Ratcliffe, in Derbyshire Advertiser, 28th Dec. 1923 - Codnor seen at [Coxbench]]
045 * The Christmas Boys' [by Thomas Ratcliffe, in Notes and Queries, 10th Ser. Vol.VII No.159, 12th Jan. 1907, pp.30-31 - [unlocated] fragments; Derbyshire fragment; possesses Abel Heywood chapbook?]
046 * The Christmas In" [by Thomas Ratcliffe, in Notes and Queries, 10th Ser. Vol.XII No.313, 25th Dec. 1909, pp.507-508 - "guisers" fragment & "tup" at [Coxbench ?]]
047 * The Derby Ram: An Exploration [Book for sale: by Nigel Pennick]
048 * The Derby Tup [by Jim McIntosh, in INNSpire, No.16, Dec. 1998, p.? - at New Whittington - Archived]
049 * The Derby Tup [by Jim McIntosh, in INNSpire, No.64, Dec. 2006, p.8 - at New Whittington]
050 * The Derbyshire Mumming Play of 'St. George and the Dragon'; or, as it is sometimes called, 'The Pace Egg' [coll. by Gwen John, in Folk-Lore, Vol.XXXII No.2, Sep. 1921, pp.181-193 - north-east text "by five boys living in different villages or towns; very slightly supplemented by personal recollection."]
051 * The Derbyshire Village Book [extract from comp. Derbyshire Federation of Women's Institutes, 1991, p.37 - 'Breadsall' - Guisers]
052 * The Life and Death of Llewellynn Jewitt, [by William Henry Goss, 1889, p.227 - '26th Dec.' - "guising" children and "Hobby Horse" men; '27th Dec.' - "guising" children and Winster "Hobby Horse" men; '28th Dec.' - "guising" children and Wensley "Mummers"; '30th Dec. 1867' - at Winster Hall, Winster]
053 * The Life and Letters of Washington Irving : Vol.II [ed. by Pierre M. Irving [his nephew], 1862, pp.380, 382 - 28th Oct. 1831 + 383-384 - 20th Jan. 1832 - Christmas at Barlborough Hall, Barlborough [- see also A Bracebridge-Hall Christmas for Van Buren: An Unpublished Irving Letter, by Ben Harris McClary, in English Language Notes, Vol.VIII No.1, Sep. 1970, pp.18-22]; (Plough Monday at Newstead Abbey, Newstead) ]
054 * The Mansions of England in Olden Time [by Nash, 1849 - fanciful engraving of Mummers' Play at Haddon Hall]
055 * The Peace Egg" [by J.Charles Cox, in Notes and Queries, 5th Ser. Vol.IV No.104, 25th Dec. 1875, p.511 - at Belper; posesses Leeds chapbook & Sheffield chapbook]
056 * The Sports and Pastimes of the People of England [New edition only - much enlarged and corrected, by J.Charles Cox] [by Joseph Strutt, [1903], pp.(273-274fn - 'Plough Monday' - at Parwich, 1847-1848;) 274fn - 'Easter Games' - possesses 2 chapbooks]
057 * This Old Horse [in Dore to Door, Spring 2001 - at Dronfield, 1869 - Archived]
058 * Whitwell: A Parish History [2nd edition - internet only] [by Whitwell Local History Group, 1991 - ('Plough Monday';) 'The Derby Tup']

[General]

059 * Killamarsh Heritage Society [Memory Bank - "Tup" at [Killamarsh], 50 years ago / (at Kiveton Park, ;) at Barlborough, a good few years ago / at Barrow Hill, 1950s / at Killamarsh, 1910s; (about Harthill Carnival Society / about Harthill Morris)]
060 * Richards : Bygone Times, by Jack Richards [internet only] [Palterton text, with a general introduction copied from www.folkplay.info/Texts.htm.]
061 * RootsWeb : Derby Tup [fragment]
062 * RootsWeb : Derby Tup [at Creswell, probably in the late 1930s]

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