Past Folk Play Performances - West Yorkshire

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West Yorkshire, England

Date Group Time Venue Contact
13 Apr 01
Heptonstall Pace Eggers 11:15 Heptonstall, Weavers' Square -
- - 12:30 Heptonstall, Weavers' Square -
- - 14:15 Heptonstall, Weavers' Square -
- - 15:45 Heptonstall, Weavers' Square -
13 Apr 01 Midgley Pace-Eggers 09:30 Mytholmroyd, St Michael's Car Park -
- - 10:00 Midgley, Walkley Clogs -
- - 11:00 Hebden Bridge, Holme Street -
- - 11:30 Hebden Bridge, St. George's Square -
- - 14:00 Midgley, Bus Terminus -
- - 14:30 Luddenden Bridge -
- - 15:00 Hebden Bridge, Hebden Bridge Marina -
- - 15:30 Heptonstall, Weavers' Square -
- - 16:00 Todmorden, White Hart Fold -
02 Jan 02
Long Company 20:00 Halifax, Kershaw House, Luddenden Foot
[Play followed by session]
John Adams
01422 822413
04 Jan 02
Long Company 20:00 Sowerby Bridge, The Mooring
[Play followed by session]
John Adams
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05 Jan 02
Long Company 20:00 Triangle, The Alma, Cottonstones
[Play followed by session]
John Adams
01422 822413
06 Jan 02
Long Company 20:00 Ripponden, Old Bridge Inn
[Play followed by session]
John Adams
01422 822413
29 Mar 02
Heptonstall Pace Eggers 11:15 Heptonstall, Weavers' Square -
- - 12:30 Heptonstall, Weavers' Square -
- - 14:15 Heptonstall, Weavers' Square -
- - 15:45 Heptonstall, Weavers' Square -
29 Mar 02 Midgley Pace-Eggers 09:30 Mytholmroyd, St Michael's Car Park -
- - 10:00 Midgley, Walkley Clogs -
- - 11:00 Hebden Bridge, Holme Street -
- - 11:30 Hebden Bridge, St. George's Square -
- - 14:00 Midgley, Bus Terminus -
- - 14:30 Luddenden Bridge -
- - 15:00 Hebden Bridge, Hebden Bridge Marina -
- - 15:30 Heptonstall, Weavers' Square -
- - 16:00 Todmorden, White Hart Fold -
19 Dec 02
Holbeck Moor Mummers 21:00 Bradford, Topic Folk Cub
[Traditional Mumming Play with six characters, all proceeds to local charities. Some of present performers been in team since 1962]
Brian Senior
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20 Dec 02
Holbeck Moor Mummers 20:30 Leeds, Grove Folk Club
[Traditional Mumming Play with six characters, all proceeds to local charities. Some of present performers been in team since 1962]
Brian Senior
0113 2931371
02 Jan 03
Long Company 20:00 Luddenden Foot, Mytholmroyd, Kershaw House, Luddenden Lane
[This increasingly popular event is proving quite an attraction with people attending from all over the country. Each performance is followed by a music session in the pub, and when you look round the room, it's sometimes a 'Who's who' of traditional English folk music. The play itself is performed by lantern light and is accompanied by a large and enthusiastic band of people performing a Wassail Song and playing the mummers on and off the scene with a rousing special tune. Visitors are encouraged to bring a lantern (a candle in a jam jar will do fine). Get the mummers march music off us and join the band!]
John Adams
03 Jan 03
Long Company 20:00 Sowerby Bridge, The Moorings, Canal Basin
[All performances followed by a session of seasonal songs and tunes in the pub. Please check the website for photos and the play text]
John Adams
04 Jan 03
Holbeck Moor Mummers - Leeds, Adelphi
[Traditional Mumming Play with six characters, all proceeds to local charities. Some of present performers been in team since 1962]
Brian Senior
0113 2931371
04 Jan 03 Long Company 20:00 Cotton Stones, Triangle, The Alma
[All performances followed by a session of seasonal songs and tunes in the pub. Please check the website for photos and the play text]
Pete Coe
01422 822569
06 Jan 03
Long Company 20:00 Ripponden, Old Bridge Inn
[This increasingly popular event is proving quite an attraction with people attending from all over the country. Each performance is followed by a music session in the pub, and when you look round the room, it's sometimes a 'Who's who' of traditional English folk music. The play itself is performed by lantern light and is accompanied by a large and enthusiastic band of people performing a Wassail Song and playing the mummers on and off the scene with a rousing special tune. Visitors are encouraged to bring a lantern (a candle in a jam jar will do fine). Get the mummers march music off us and join the band!]
John Adams
18 Apr 03
Heptonstall Pace Eggers 11:15 Heptonstall, Weavers Square -
- - 12:45 Heptonstall, Weavers Square -
- - 14:15 Heptonstall, Weavers Square -
- - 15:45 Heptonstall, Weavers Square -
18 Apr 03 Midgley Pace-Eggers 09:30 Mytholmroyd, St Michael's Church car park
[Performed by boys from Calder High School]
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- - 10:00 Midgley, Walkley Clogs -
- - 11:00 Hebden Bridge, Holme Street -
- - 11:30 Hebden Bridge, St. George's Square -
- - 14:00 Midgley, Bus Terminus -
- - 14:30 Luddenden Bridge -
- - 15:00 Hebden Bridge, Marina -
- - 15:30 Heptonstall, Weavers Square -
- - 16:00 Todmorden, White Hart Fold -
15 Dec 03
Holbeck Moor Mummers 20:00 Leeds, Queens Arms, Harrogate Road
[The Holbeck Moor Mummers are celebrating their fortieth anniversary. All proceeds to St Gemma's Hospice, Leeds]
Brian Senior
0113 2931371
18 Dec 03
Holbeck Moor Mummers 22:00 Bradford, Melbourne Hotel, White Abbey Road
[The Holbeck Moor Mummers are celebrating their fortieth anniversary. All proceeds to St Gemma's Hospice, Leeds]
Brian Senior
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19 Dec 03
Holbeck Moor Mummers 22:00 Leeds, Grove Inn,Back Row, Holbeck
[The Holbeck Moor Mummers are celebrating their fortieth anniversary. All proceeds to St Gemma's Hospice, Leeds]
Brian Senior
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24 Dec 03
Holbeck Moor Mummers 21:00 Leeds, various pubs
[Traditional Mumming Play with six characters, all proceeds to local charities. Some of present performers been in team since 1962]
Brian Senior
0113 2931371
02 Jan 04
Long Company 20:00 Luddenden Foot, Kershaw House
[The Long Company' has been performing each winter since 1997 in and around the Ryburn Valley near Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire. The play is a modern adaptation of chapbook plays that circulated in the north of England during the nineteenth century. The Long Company devised the character Common Ja]
Pete Coe
01422 822569
03 Jan 04
Long Company 20:00 Sowerby Bridge, The Navigation
[The Long Company' has been performing each winter since 1997 in and around the Ryburn Valley near Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire. The play is a modern adaptation of chapbook plays that circulated in the north of England during the nineteenth century. The Long Company devised the character Common Ja]
Pete Coe
01422 822569
05 Jan 04
Long Company 20:00 Cotton Stones, via Millbank, The Alma
[The Long Company' has been performing each winter since 1997 in and around the Ryburn Valley near Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire. The play is a modern adaptation of chapbook plays that circulated in the north of England during the nineteenth century. The Long Company devised the character Common Ja]
Pete Coe
01422 822569
06 Jan 04
Long Company 20:00 Ripponden, The Old Bridge, Priests Lane
[The Long Company' has been performing each winter since 1997 in and around the Ryburn Valley near Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire. The play is a modern adaptation of chapbook plays that circulated in the north of England during the nineteenth century. The Long Company devised the character Common Ja]
Pete Coe
01422 822569
09 Apr 04
Heptonstall Pace Eggers 11:15 Heptonstall, Weavers Square
[The Midgley Pace Egg Play will be performed in Weavers Square at 3.30 pm, prior to the final performance of the Heptonstall play at 3.45pm.]
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- - 12:45 Heptonstall, Weavers Square -
- - 14:15 Heptonstall, Weavers Square -
- - 15:45 Heptonstall, Weavers Square
[The Midgley Pace Egg Play will be performed in Weavers Square at 3.30 pm, prior to the final performance of the Heptonstall play at 3.45pm.]
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09 Apr 04 Midgley Pace-Eggers 09:30 Mytholmroyd, St Michael's Car Park
[Performed by boys from Calder High School]
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- - 10:00 Midgley, Walkley Clogs -
- - 11:00 Hebden Bridge, Holme Street -
- - 11:30 Hebden Bridge, St. George's Square -
- - 14:00 Midgley, Bus Terminus -
- - 14:30 Luddenden Bridge -
- - 15:00 Hebden Bridge, Hebden Bridge Marina -
- - 15:30 Heptonstall, Weavers Square -
- - 16:00 Todmorden, White Hart Fold -
10 Apr 04
Brighouse Childrens' Theatre (reunited) 11:00 Halifax, Woolshops
[This is a re-formed Brighouse Childrens' Theatre group including many original members to launch a book project on the group's history. All performances are outdoors and based on the Midgeley script. E-mail John Warren for further details]
John Warren
01484 713030
- - 11:30 Halifax, Piece Hall -
- - 12:30 Brighouse, West Park Street -
21 Aug 04
The (Insert Name Here) Mummers 13:00 Saddleworth, Saddleworth Rushcart
[Performances on the Saturday will be on the route of the Saddleworth Rushcard, exact times and venues to be determined.]
Mick McTiernan
077 646 55752
22 Aug 04
The (Insert Name Here) Mummers 13:00 Saddleworth, Church Inn & Cross Keys
[Sunday shows will be in and around the Church at Saddleworth.]
Mick McTiernan
077 646 55752
15 Dec 04
Holbeck Moor Mummers 21:30 Otley, Otley Folk Club
[Folk Club now in Corks Wine Bar]
Brian Senior
0113 2931371
17 Dec 04
Holbeck Moor Mummers 22:00 Leeds, Grove Inn
[The Holbeck Moor Mummers are celebrating their fortyfirst year.]
Brian Senior
0113 2931371
23 Dec 04
Holbeck Moor Mummers 22:00 Bradford, Topic Folk Club, Melbourne Inn
[The Holbeck Moor Mummers are celebrating their fortyfirst year.]
Brian Senior
0113 2931371
02 Jan 05
Long Company - Luddenden Foot, Kershaw House
[All performances outdoors at 8 pm prompt followed by a session in the pub.]
Pete Coe
01422 822569
03 Jan 05
Long Company - Sowerby Bridge, The Navigation, Chapel Lane
[All performances outdoors at 8 pm prompt followed by a session in the pub.]
Pete Coe
01422 822569
05 Jan 05
Long Company - Cotton Stones, via Millbank, The Alma
[All performances outdoors at 8 pm prompt followed by a session in the pub.]
Pete Coe
01422 822569
06 Jan 05
Long Company - Ripponden, The Bridge Inn, Priests Lane
[All performances outdoors at 8 pm prompt followed by a session in the pub.]
Pete Coe
01422 822569
26 Mar 05
Dr. Eddie Cass 13:30 Heptonstall, Heptonstall Church
[The Pace-Egg Play: An Illustrated Talk, in association with Hebden Bridge Local History Society. £2 incl. refreshments]
Eddie Cass
26 Mar 05 Heptonstall Pace Eggers 11:15 Heptonstall, Weavers Square -
- - 12:35 Heptonstall, Weavers Square -
- - 14:20 Heptonstall, Weavers Square -
- - 15:45 Heptonstall, Weavers Square -
26 Mar 05 Midgley Pace-Eggers 09:00 Mytholmroyd, Bankfleld Estate
[Performed by boys from Calder High School]
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- - 09:20 Mytholmroyd, Church -
- - 10:15 Todmorden -
- - 11:10 Hebden Bridge, Holme Street -
- - 11:40 Hebden Bridge, St.George’s Square -
- - 13:40 Midgley -
- - 14:15 Luddenden Bridge -
- - 15:00 Hebden Bridge, Canal Basin -
- - 15:30 Heptonstall, Weavers’ Square -
22 Dec 05
Holbeck Moor Mummers 21:30 Bradford, Topic Folk Club
[Now in their 43rd year, still with three original members of which Geoffrey W.Wood, at the age of 82, is still playing The Doctor.]
Brian Senior
0113 2931371
23 Dec 05
Holbeck Moor Mummers 21:30 Leeds, Grove Folk Club
[Now in their 43rd year, still with three original members of which Geoffrey W.Wood, at the age of 82, is still playing The Doctor.]
Brian Senior
0113 2931371
02 Jan 06
Long Company 20:00 Luddenden Foot, Kershaw House
[Best to arrive at 7.30 p.m. (ish) where you'll find the band and singers gathering inside the pub. At 7.55 p.m. The Wassail Song is sung. The band then strike up with The Long Company March and all those gathered inside are led outside and assemble around a torchlit performance area. The Long Company 'actors' process out of the dark slowly & eerily led by Old King Christmas, ringing his bell. The identity of the 'actors', a closely guarded secret, is protected by the majestic coloured strip costumes reflecting the torchlight & they appear to be over seven feet tall. Bring instruments for the session afterwards!]
Pete Coe
01422 822569
03 Jan 06
Long Company 20:00 Sowerby Bridge, The Navigation
[Free spectacular open-air Mummers Play "Bring the New Year In" followed by a session of seasonal songs, tunes and novelties by the assembled company indoors]
Pete Coe
01422 822569
05 Jan 06
Long Company 20:00 Cotton Stones, The Alma
[Free spectacular open-air Mummers Play "Bring the New Year In" followed by a session of seasonal songs, tunes and novelties by the assembled company indoors]
Pete Coe
01422 822569
06 Jan 06
Long Company 20:00 Ripponden, Old Bridge Inn, Priest Lane
[Free spectacular open-air Mummers Play "Bring the New Year In" followed by a session of seasonal songs, tunes and novelties by the assembled company indoors]
Pete Coe
01422 822569
02 Jan 07
Long Company 20:00 Luddenden Village, Kershaw House, HX2 6NW
[Long Company present their play "Bring th New Year In" followed by seasonal songs and sessions in the pub afterwards]
Pete Coe
01422 822569
03 Jan 07
Long Company 20:00 Sowerby Bridge, The Navigation, HX6 3LF
[Long Company present their play "Bring th New Year In" followed by seasonal songs and sessions in the pub afterwards]
Pete Coe
01422 822569
05 Jan 07
Long Company 20:00 Cottonstones, Alma Inn, HX6 4NS
[Long Company present their play "Bring th New Year In" followed by seasonal songs and sessions in the pub afterwards]
Pete Coe
01422 822569
06 Jan 07
Long Company 20:00 Ripponden, Old Bridge Inn, HX6 4DF
[Long Company present their play "Bring th New Year In" followed by seasonal songs and sessions in the pub afterwards]
Pete Coe
01422 822569
10 Apr 09
Heptonstall Pace Egg 12:30 Heptonstall, Weavers Square -
- - 14:00 Heptonstall, Weavers Square
[The Midgley Pace Egg Play will be performed in Weavers Square at 3.00 pm, prior to the final performance of the Heptonstall play at 4.00 pm.]
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- - 16:00 Heptonstall, Weavers Square -
- - 11:15 Heptonstall, Weavers Square
[This year is the 30th anniversary of the revival of the Heptonstall Pace Egg.]
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10 Apr 09 Midgley Pace-Eggers 08:45 Mytholmroyd, Banksfield Estate
[Performed by boys from Calder High School.]
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- - 09:30 Todmordon, Town Centre car park -
- - 10:15 Mytholmroyd, St Michael's Church car park -
- - 11:00 Hebden Bridge, Holme Street -
- - 11:30 Hebden Bridge, St Georges Square -
- - 12:45 Hebden Bridge, Marina -
- - 13:30 Luddenden , Luddenden Bridge -
- - 14:05 Midgley, Bus Terminus -
- - 15:00 Heptonstall, Weavers Square
[The Midgley Pace Egg Play will be performed in Weavers Square at 3.00 pm, prior to the final performance of the Heptonstall play at 4:00 pm.]
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02 Apr 10
Heptonstall Pace Eggers 11:15 Heptonstall, Weavers Square
[Thee will be a performance by the Midgley Pace Eggers at 3:00 pm.]
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- - 12:30 Heptonstall, Weavers Square -
- - 14:00 Heptonstall, Weavers Square -
- - 16:00 Heptonstall, Weavers Square -
02 Apr 10 Midgley Pace Eggers 08:45 Mytholmroyd, Banksfield Estate Billy Painter
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- - 09:30 Todmorden, Town Square -
- - 10:15 Mytholmroyd, St Michael's Church -
- - 11:00 Hebden Bridge, Holme Street -
- - 11:30 Hebden Bridge, St George's Square -
- - 12:45 Hebden Bridge, Marina -
- - 13:30 Luddenden, Lord Nelson -
- - 14:05 Midgley, Bus Terminus -
- - 15:00 Heptonstall, Weavers Square -
03 May 10
Curtain Theatre Players 13:30 Halifax, Shibden Hall, Lister's Road, HX3 6XG -
- - 14:30 Halifax, Shibden Hall, Lister's Road, HX3 6XG -
11 Dec 10
Colne Valley Mummers 20:00 Holme Valley, various pubs
[We appear unexpected and unannounced in the traditional style!]
Duggs Carre
01484 847383
17 Dec 10
Colne Valley Mummers 20:00 Colne Valley, various pubs
[We appear unexpected and unannounced in the traditional style!]
Duggs Carre
01484 847383
22 Apr 11
Heptonstall Pace Eggers 11:15 Heptonstall, Weavers Square
[Visitors are urged to use public transport or enjoy the walk up to the village. If you come by car please use the Heptonstall Social and Bowling Club car park at Acre Lane.]
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- - 12:30 Heptonstall, Weavers Square -
- - 14:00 Heptonstall, Weavers Square -
- - 16:00 Heptonstall, Weavers Square -
22 Apr 11 Midgley Pace Eggers 08:45 Mytholmroyd, Banksfield Estate Billy Painter
- - 09:30 Todmorden, Town Square -
- - 10:30 Mytholmroyd, St Michael's Church -
- - 11:00 Hebden Bridge, Holme Street -
- - 11:30 Hebden Bridge, St George's Square -
- - 12:15 Colden, New Delight Inn, HX7 7HT -
- - 13:15 Hebden Bridge, Marina -
- - 14:00 Luddenden -
- - 14:30 Midgley, Bus Terminus -
- - 15:00 Heptonstall, Weavers Square -
02 May 11
Curtain Theatre Players 13:30 Halifax, Shibden Hall, Lister's Road, HX3 6XG -
- - 14:30 Halifax, Shibden Hall, Lister's Road, HX3 6XG -
10 Dec 11
Holbeck Moor Mummers - Birstall, Drovers Folk Club
[All performances in aid of St Gemma's Hospice, Leeds.]
Brian Senior
0113 2931371
12 Dec 11
Holbeck Moor Mummers - Skipton, Skipton Folk Club
[All performances in aid of St Gemma's Hospice, Leeds.]
Brian Senior
0113 2931371
17 Dec 11
Holbeck Moor Mummers - Settle, Three Peaks Folk Club
[All performances in aid of St Gemma's Hospice, Leeds.]
Brian Senior
0113 2931371
22 Dec 11
Holbeck Moor Mummers - Bradford, Topic Folk Club
[All performances in aid of St Gemma's Hospice, Leeds.]
Brian Senior
0113 2931371
23 Dec 11
Colne Valley Mummers 20:00 Colne Valley, various pubs
[Always perform unannounced and only in decent real ale pubs.]
Duggs Carre
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23 Dec 11 Holbeck Moor Mummers - Leeds, Grove Folk Club
[All performances in aid of St Gemma's Hospice, Leeds.]
Brian Senior
0113 2931371
28 Dec 11
Holbeck Moor Mummers - Otley, Otley Folk Club
[All performances in aid of St Gemma's Hospice, Leeds.]
Brian Senior
0113 2931371
16 Jan 12
Holbeck Moor Mummers - Exelby, Exelby Folk Club
[All performances in aid of St Gemma's Hospice, Leeds.]
Brian Senior
0113 2931371
06 Apr 12
Midgley Pace Eggers 08:45 Mytholmroyd, Banksfield Estate Billy Painter
- - 09:30 Todmorden, Town Square -
- - 10:30 Mytholmroyd, St Michael's Church -
- - 11:00 Hebden Bridge, Holme Street -
- - 11:30 Hebden Bridge, St George's Square -
- - 12:15 Colden, New Delight Inn, HX7 7HT -
- - 13:15 Hebden Bridge, Marina -
- - 14:00 Luddenden -
- - 14:30 Midgley, Bus Terminus -
- - 15:00 Heptonstall, Weavers Square -
07 May 12
Curtain Theatre Players 13:30 Halifax, Shibden Hall, Lister's Road, HX3 6XG
[We collect for Springhill Hospice at each performance.]
Kevin Grocock
01706 710412
- - 14:30 Halifax, Shibden Hall, Lister's Road, HX3 6XG -
29 Mar 13
Heptonstall Pace Eggers 11:15 Heptonstall, Weavers Square
[Please come by foot or public transport.]
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- - 12:30 Heptonstall, Weavers Square -
- - 14:00 Heptonstall, Weavers Square -
- - 16:00 Heptonstall, Weavers Square -
29 Mar 13 Midgley Pace Eggers 08:45 Mytholmroyd, Banksfield Estate -
- - 09:30 Todmorden, Town Square -
- - 10:30 Mytholmroyd, St Michael's Church -
- - 11:00 Hebden Bridge, Holme Street -
- - 11:30 Hebden Bridge, St George's Square -
- - 12:15 Old Town, Hare & Hounds -
- - 13:15 Hebden Bridge, Marina -
- - 14:00 Luddenden -
- - 14:30 Midgley, Bus Terminus -
- - 15:00 Heptonstall, Weavers Square -

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