Past Folk Play Performances - Bedfordshire

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Bedfordshire, England

Date Group Time Venue Contact
07 Jan 02
Bedford Morris Men 19:30 Bedford, Devonshire Arms, Dudley Street
[Branston [Leicestershire] Plough Play & Border Dances & Music/Singing]
John Frearson
01767 681057
- - 20:15 Bedford, The Castle, Newnham Road
[Branston [Leicestershire] Plough Play & Border Dances & Music/Singing]
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- - 21:15 Bedford, George & Dragon, Mill Street
[Branston [Leicestershire] Plough Play & Border Dances & Music/Singing]
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- - 22:15 Bedford, Wellington Arms, Wellington Street
[Branston [Leicestershire] Plough Play & Border Dances & Music/Singing]
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13 Jan 02
Ashwell Mummers 20:30 Barton in the Clay, The Bull
[This was a one-off perfomance by the Ashwell Mummers of their annual Christmas Play, for a folk session at "The Bull" which happened to fall on Plough Monday. It may not be repeated in future years ... it's the nearest we get to an international tour!]
Ian Chandler
01462 743091
11 Dec 02
Brafront Guizers 20:45 Campton, White Hart Adrian Williams
01525 406332
- - 21:25 Upper Gravenhurst, Green Dragon -
20 Dec 02
Brafront Guizers 20:30 Toddington, The Griffin
[Times not guaranteed!]
Adrian Williams
01525 406332
- - 21:15 Toddington, Sow & Pigs -
- - 22:00 Toddington, Red Lion -
22 Dec 02
Caddington Mummers 12:30 Kinsbourne Green, The Fox Richard Rowley
01582 414742
- - 13:30 Woodside, nr Luton, The Plough -
- - 14:30 Caddington, The Chequers -
26 Dec 02
Brafront Guizers 11:59 Silsoe, The George
[With Morris & Boar's Head Ceremony]
Adrian Williams
01525 406332
06 Jan 03
Brafront Guizers 20:30 Greenfield, Compasses
[Times not guaranteed!]
Adrian Williams
01525 406332
- - 21:30 Pulloxhill, Cross Keys -
13 Jan 03
Bedford Morris Men 19:30 Bedford, Devonshire Arms, Dudley Street
[Plough Play]
John Frearson
01767 681057
- - 20:15 Bedford, The Castle, Newham Street -
- - 21:15 Bedford, George and Dragon, Mill Street -
- - 22:15 Bedford, Wellington Arms, Wellington Street -
26 Apr 03
English Miscellany pm Luton, St George Festival
[We will perform a Pace-Egg play with four characters: St George, The Antagonist, Tosspot, and the Doctor.]
Peter Lane
21 Dec 03
Brafront Guizers 21:00 Toddington, Sow & Pigs
[(handy to leave the M1 at Jn 12 & far, far better than the service station) The Guizers are all current or ex-members of Redbornstoke, but operate separately from the Morris.]
Adrian Williams
01525 406332
26 Dec 03
Brafront Guizers 12:01 Silsoe, Old George Hotel
[With Boar's Head Ceremony & Morris. The Guizers are all current or ex-members of Redbornstoke, but operate separately from the Morris.]
Adrian Williams
01525 406332
12 Jan 04
Bedford Morris Men 19:30 Bedford, Devonshire Arms, Dudley Street
[Traditional Plough Play Collected by David Welti in Branston, Leicestershire, in 1949. David is an ex-squire of Bedford Morris Men and of the Morris Ring.]
Tim Durrant
07971 803541
- - 20:15 Bedford, Three Cups, Newnham Street -
- - 20:45 Bedford, The Castle, Newnham Street -
- - 21:30 Bedford, The Ship, St. Cuthberts Street -
- - 22:15 Bedford, Wellington Arms, Wellington Street -
12 Jan 04 Brafront Guizers 21:30 Pulloxhill, Cross Keys
[Plough Monday. Hero Combat & Wooing plays plus Morris. The Guizers are all current or ex-members of Redbornstoke, but operate separately from the Morris.]
Adrian Williams
01525 406332
19 Apr 04
Ashwell Mummers - Barton in the Clay, The Bull -
26 Dec 04
Brafront Guisers 12:10 Silsoe, Old George Hotel, High Street
[Boar's Head, Mumming & Morris]
Adrian Williams
01525 406332
10 Jan 05
Bedford Morris Men 19:30 Turvey, Three Cranes
[The play performed by Bedford Morris Men comes from Branston, a Leicestershire village just south of Belvoir Castle and was one of two, collected in that district by Davd Welti, a former squire of Bedford Morris Men and the Morris Ring.]
Tim Durrant
- - 20:30 Stevington, Red Lion -
- - 22:00 Bedford, Wellington Arms -
10 Jan 05 Brafront Guisers 20:30 Pulloxhill, Cross Keys
[Plough Monday, Morris & Mumming]
Adrian Williams
01525 406332
16 Dec 05
Brafront Guizers 21:00 Toddington, Sow & Pigs
[St George play.]
Charlie Leslie
01234 750829
24 Dec 05
Caddington Mummers 12:30 Slip End, Frog and Rhubarb -
- - 13:15 Woodside, nr Luton, The Plough -
- - 14:00 Caddington, The Chequers -
26 Dec 05
Brafront Guizers 12:15 Silsoe, Old George Hotel
[St George play.]
Charlie Leslie
01234 750829
09 Jan 06
Bedford Morris Men 19:30 Bedford, Devonshire Arms, Dudley Street
[The Branston Plough Play. Traditional play collected by David Welti, ex Squire of Bedford MM and the Morris Ring.]
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- - 20:30 Stevington, Red Lion -
- - 22:00 Bedford, Wellington Arms -
09 Jan 06 Brafront Guizers 21:00 Pulloxhill, The Cross Keys
[Wooing Play.]
Charlie Leslie
01234 750829
15 Jul 06
Mad Moll Mummers and Mayers 11:00 Bedford, Bedford River Festival
[Mad Moll and her husband Old Tom are stepping out into Hertfordshire and neighbouring counties again after many years of quietude...it was noted in the Every-day Book of 1823 that their antics with a broom and a ladle caused an abundance of merriment. We hope merely to entertain!]
Cressida Pryor
0146 2673125
- - - Willington, Danish Camp -
21 Dec 06
Brafront Guizers 21:00 Toddington, Sow & Pigs, High Street, LU5 6AA
[Carols (with orchestral brass), at the legendary pub. Collections for The National Society for Epilepsy.]
Adrian Williams
0779 170 8223
26 Dec 06
Brafront Guizers 12:00 Silsoe, Old George Hotel, High Street, MK45 4EP
[Boar's Head (maybe imagined!), Marston & Morris dancing and us. Collections for The National Society for Epilepsy.]
Adrian Williams
0779 170 8223
26 Dec 06 Caddington Mummers 12:01 Slip End, Frog and Rhubarb Steve Rowley
01453 763181
- - 13:00 Woodside, Luton, The Plough -
- - 14:00 Caddington, The Chequers -
08 Jan 07
Bedford Morris Men 19:30 Carlton, Royal Oak
[Bedford Morris Men will be performing the Branston Plough Play from Branston in Leicestershire. It was collected by David Welti.]
John Frearson
07976 577723
- - 20:30 Stevington, Red Lion -
- - 21:30 Bedford, Wellington Arms -
08 Jan 07 Brafront Guizers 21:00 Pulloxhill, The Cross Keys, High Street, MK45 5HB
[Plough Monday, with Morris and Marston dances, Plough Play. Collections for The National Society for Epilepsy.]
Adrian Williams
0779 170 8223
12 Jan 09
Bedford Morris Men 19:30 Bedford, Wellington Arms, Wellington Street
[Performing the Branston Plough Play from Leicestershire as collected by Past Squire, David Welti. Some Border Dancing and singing after each performance.]
Angus Darling
01234 308054
- - 20:30 Bedford, The Cricketers, Goldington Road -
- - 21:15 Bedford, The Three Cups, Newnham Street -
- - 22:00 Bedford, Devonshire Arms, Dudley Street -
10 Jan 11
Bedford Morris Men 19:30 Bedford, Wellington Arms, Wellington Street, MK40 2JX -
- - 20:30 Bedford, Bedford Arms, Bromham Road, MK40 2QA -
- - 21:15 Bedford, The Castle, Newnham Street, MK40 3JR -
- - 22:00 Bedford, Cricketers Arms, Goldington Road, MK40 3LH -
20 Dec 11
Brafront Guisers 20:15 Toddington, The Angel, LU5 6DE Adrian Williams
0779 17 8223
- - 20:45 Dunstable, The Globe, LU6 1LS -
26 Dec 11
Brafront Guisers 12:15 Silsoe, Old George Hotel, MK45 4EP
[with Redbornstoke Morris.]
Adrian Williams
0779 17 8223
09 Jan 12
Bedford Morris Men 19:45 Bedford, Wellington Arms, Wellington Street
[Performing the Branston Plough Play, followed by Border Morris: singing: music etc]
John Frearson
07976 577723
- - 21:00 Bedford, The Three Cups, Newnham Street -
- - 22:00 Bedford, The Cricketers, Goldington Road -
09 Jan 12 Brafront Guisers 20:45 Pulloxhill, The Cross Keys, MK45 5HB
[Plough Monday.]
Adrian Williams
0779 17 8223
07 Jan 13
Bedford Morris Men 20:00 Bedford, Wellington Arms, Wellington Street, MK40 2JX -
- - 20:45 Bedford, The Three Cups, Newnham Street, MK40 3JR -
- - 21:30 Bedford, The Castle, Newnham Street, MK40 3JR -
- - 22:15 Bedford, The Cricketers, Goldinton Road, MK40 3LH -

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