Folk Play Links - Gruliks and Skeklers
Compiled by C. Little
Some non-play customs and their practitioners have the same names as the plays and their actors. e.g. Cakers, Guisers, Mummers, Pace Eggers, Morris Dancers, Plough Bullocks, Soulers, Sword Dancers etc. This can be confusing.
Publications listed may be cited as well as full text.
[by [Anon][Rev Biot Edmondston], in Littell's Living Age
, 5th Ser. Vol.L No.2135, 23rd May 1885, p.505 - as Chambers's Journal of Popular Literature, Science, and Art
, 5th Ser. Vol.II No.69, 25th Apr. 1885, pp.268-269 - Literary Work]
[Local Craftspeople Recreate Important Lost Items From Shetland's Past' - Skekler's straw hat and costume now held]
The Home of a Naturalist
[by Rev Biot Edmondston & Jessie M.E. Saxby [his sister], 1888, pp.330-331 - 'Osla's Wedding', by Rev Biot Edmondston - Grulacks led by Scudler [-as Chambers's Journal
] - Literary Work]
[by [Anon][Sir Walter Scott][1st Baronet], 1822, Vol.I p.215 - skudler]
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