Folk Play Links - Wales / Cymru

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.


Carmarthenshire

001 * Jeremy McNeill [Actor's résumé, including performance with Dolwilym Mummers in 1981-1982]

Flintshire

002 * Clerical Error [photo]
003 * Clerical Error [unofficial] [photos; scripts]

Glamorgan

004 * A Gower Wedding in 1870: The Woods and Crawshays [by R.L.T. Lucas, in Gower, Vol.XXXII, 1981, p.14 - at Stout Hall, Reynoldston]
005 * Christmas Times [by A. B. [Charles Wilkins ?], in Merthyr Telegraph, and ..., No.229, 24th Dec. 1859, p.3a - at Pen-y-Darren]
006 * Crwmpyn John [citation of Bryan Harris, in Folk Music Journal, Vol.2 No.5, 1974, pp.396-399 - Ynysmeudwy text]
007 * Crwmpyn John [extract from Bryan Harris, in Folk Music Journal, Vol.2 No.5, 1974, pp.396-399 - Ynysmeudwy text]
008 * Dunvant's History [by Morgan, [2006], pp.23-26 - text - informed by M. & C.M. & K. Griffiths [daughters of W. Griffiths]; citation of The Christmas Sport in Killay, by T. Howard Godfrey, in Gower, Vol.XXXVI, 1985, pp.36-46]
009 * FTX-055 - Coalminer's Pitances : Music & Memories of Welsh Miners [CD for sale: by Peter Kennedy, 1975 - Track 6 - Audio of Mummers Play at Treorchy, 18th Dec. 1953]
010 * I open this door and enter inů" [by Mick Tems, in Taplas, No.85, Dec. 1997 - Jan. 1998, p.14 - Llwynypia text]
011 * Llancaiach Fawr Manor: A Stuart Christmas [Annual mummers play]
012 * Mick Tems Archive [Dunvant x2 - informed by W. Griffiths; Mumbles - informed by ?; Llanmorlais - informed by ? texts from Stanley Smith Collection, via Sydney Williams Rider]
013 * Mick Tems Archive [Aberdare text from Thomas Fairman Ordish Collection]
014 * Mummer's Play [index to The Christmas Sport in Killay, by T. Howard Godfrey, in Gower, Vol.XXXVI, 1985, pp.36-46]
015 * My Gower [extract from H.M. Tucker, [1957], pp.122-124 - [unlocated] text]
016 * The Christmas Sport in Killay [by T. Howard Godfrey, in Gower, Vol.XXXVI, 1985, pp.36-46 - Killay text; citation of A History of West Gower Glamorganshire [Pt.II], by J.D. Davies [Rector of Cheriton and Llanmadoc], 1879, pp.85-86; When mummers visited Dunvant homes, by John Ormond Thomas, in South Wales Evening Post, No.22320, 23rd Dec. 1944, p.3bcde; A Gower Wedding in 1870: The Woods and Crawshays, by R.L.T. Lucas, in Gower, Vol.XXXII, 1981, p.14]
017 * The Christmas Sport in Killay [extract from T. Howard Godfrey, in Gower, Vol.XXXVI, 1985, pp.36-46 - Killay text]
018 * The History of Little England Beyond Wales [extract from Edward Laws, 1888 - extract from A History of West Gower Glamorganshire [Pt.II], by J.D. Davies [Rector of Cheriton and Llanmadoc], 1879, pp.85-86 - West Gower text]
019 * Was Mummy a Mummer? [index to David Lazell, in Family Tree Magazine, Vol.11 No.3, Jan. 1995, pp.3-4 - at [Bridgend ?], late 1940s; (extract from article, by Louis Borrell, in Millgate Monthly, mid 1930s)]

Monmouthshire

020 * Christmas in Monmouthshire [by A.E. Lawson Lowe [son of Edward Joseph Lowe], in Notes and Queries, 6th Ser. Vol.IX No.211, 12th Jan. 1884, p.24 - at [Shirenewton Hall, Shirenewton ?]]
021 * Isca Mummers / Isca Morrismen [photos; programme; scripts]
022 * Mumming" in Monmouthshire [in Western Mail, No.4880, 2nd Jan. 1885, p.2i - [unlocated] fragment - Subscription required for Gale: 19th Century British Library Newspapers]
023 * Newport Police Intelligence : Serious Charge of Riot at Risca [in Monmouthshire Merlin, and South Wales Advertiser, Vol.33 No.1771, 3rd Jan. 1863, p.2b - "Christmas boys" sword]
024 * Obituary : F. J. Browne [by David H. Patey, in British Medical Journal, ii : No.5357, 7th Sep. 1963, p.629b - Abertillery fragment]
025 * Obituary : F. J. Browne [by Charles Seeley, in British Medical Journal, ii : No.5359, 21st Sep. 1963, p.754b - at Abertillery]
026 * Pontypool : Christmas Day [in Monmouthshire Merlin, and South Wales Advertiser, Vol.48 No.2478, 29th Dec. 1876, p.2d - "Christmas boys"]
027 * Pontypool : The Christmas Holidays [in Monmouthshire Merlin, and South Wales Advertiser, Vol.38 No.2073, 2nd Jan. 1869, p.3a - "Christmas boys" perform Robin Hood and Little John]
028 * The Chepstow Mumming Play [Script of Isca Morrismen]

Pembrokeshire

029 * An Old Pembrokeshire Custom [in Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser, Vol.LXII No.4233, 13th Jan. 1905, p.2d - extract from letter, by Kyrle Fletcher, in [South Wales Daily News]; (Yorkshire fragment, 1870)]
030 * Chambers's Book of Days [US edition] [ed. by R. Chambers, 1879, Vol.II pp.739-741 - 'The Mummers' - illustration, by A. Crowquill [Forrester] / J.M. Williams; extract from Tales and Traditions of Tenby]
031 * Christmas Mummers [by Middle Templar [James Cruikshank Roger], in Notes and Queries, 5th Ser. Vol.III No.71, 8th May 1875, p.378 - citation of Tales and Traditions of Tenby, 1858, pp.34-38 - see below]
032 * Christmas Mummers [by Middle Templar [James Cruikshank Roger], in Notes and Queries, 5th Ser. Vol.V No.108, 22nd Jan. 1876, p.75]
033 * Elizabeth Anne Galton (1808-1906): A Well-connected Gentlewoman [Book for sale: ed. by Andrew Moilliet, 2003 - mummers at Tenby]
034 * Flemings of Pembroke [in Weekly Mail, No.1568, 28th Sep. 1901, p.5f - extract from letter, by A Correspondent, in South Wales Daily News - "Guisers" at Pembroke Dock, when I was a boy - example of English rather than Flemish origin]
035 * Manners and Customs of the People of Tenby in the Eighteenth Century [by L.P. Barnaschone, in Cambrian Journal, Vol.IV, 1857, pp.(185 - "souling" or "sowling";) 193-195 - text]
036 * Tenby : A Local Custom [in Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser, Vol LXII No.4232, 6th Jan. 1905, p.3b - extract from letter, by A Correspondent, in South Wales Daily News]
037 * The Book of Days [? edition] [ed. by R. Chambers, 1869, Vol.II - 'The Mummers' - illustration, by A. Crowquill [Forrester] / J.M. Williams; extract from Tales and Traditions of Tenby]
038 * The History of Little England Beyond Wales [extract from Edward Laws, 1888 - extract from Tales and Traditions of Tenby, ed. by [Anon][G.P.W. Scott], 1858 - itself extract from Cambrian Journal]

[General]

039 * Mick Tems Archive [? text from Russell Wortley Collection]
040 * Mick Tems Archive [many texts - Llwynypia, Godre'rgraig, Gower]

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