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Folk Plays - January 2004


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Monkseaton Morris Men

Monkseaton Morris Men, The "Nut" of swords is placed over the Musician's head Monkseaton Morris Men, The Doctor and the Clown prepare to try and bring the Musician back to life

Monkseaton Morris Men perform on New Years Day 2004 at 12:00 noon outside the Ship Inn, Monkseaton, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, England.


The Alderley Mummers Play

Alderley Mummers Play, Horse (Young Ball) and Driver - Waters Green Tavern, Macclesfield. (Photo: D.Cook) Alderley Mummers Play, Enterer In - Waters Green Tavern, Macclesfield. (Photo: D.Cook) Alderley Mummers Play, Final song "Ye Gentlemen of England" - The George and Dragon, Higher Hurdsfield

The Alderley Mummers Play (performed by Adlington Morris Men), 2nd January 2004 in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England


The Long Company

The Long Company, "We are the merry actors that traverse the street" - Opening of the play The Long Company, The Doctor resurrects St.George - "Rise up St.George and fight again"

The Long Company in the Ryburn Valley, West Yorkshire, England, 2nd-6th Jan.2004


Muskham Pinkies

Muskham Pinkies, Posing by the plough at The Plough, Norwell. Photo: Peter Millington Muskham Pinkies, The Final Song. Photo: Jacob Hinson

Muskham Pinkies of North Muskham, Nottinghamshire, England, performing on the 3rd January 2004 at The Plough, Norwell


Yateley Mummers

Yateley Mummers, General photo of all the players at the Hoddington Arms, Hampshire, near Odiham Yateley Mummers, John Brightwell as the Red Morroca King at the Fox and Goose, Greywell, Hampshire Yateley Mummers, Ross Healey as little Swing Swang at the Fox and Goose

The Yateley Mummers' 2004 Twelfth Night tour of villages in Hampshire, England


Calverton Real Ale & Plough Play Preservation Society

Calverton Real Ale & Plough Play Preservation Society, The Recruiting Sergeant and his apprentice Calverton Real Ale & Plough Play Preservation Society, Two Doctors perform the diagnosis on Dame Jane for Tom Fool

Calvertion Real Ale and Plough Play Preservation Society performing at the Gleaners, Calverton, Nottinghamshire, England, on the 10th January 2004


Coleby Plough Jag

Coleby Plough Jag, On completion of the sword dance - Rag Fool goes down on one knee to propose to the Lady Coleby Plough Jag, The final song

Coleby Plough Jag peforming in Gainsborough Market Place on the 10th January 2004


Sullivan's Sword

Sullivan's Sword, The Lady is cast off by the Farmer's Man

Sullivan's Sword of Nottingham perform the Farnsfield plough play at Morton, Nottinghamshire, England on the 11th January 2004


Lord Conyer's Morrismen

Lord Conyer's Morrismen, The cast lines up at the start of the play

Lord Conyer's Morrismen of Wales, South Yorkshire, England perform at Morton, Nottinghamshire on the 11th January 2004


Tollerton Ploughboys

Tollerton Ploughboys, Pushing the plough through the village between performances Tollerton Ploughboys, Posing before entering to perform in a private house

Tollerton Ploughboys performing in Tollerton, Nottinghamshire, England on the 12th January 2004


Belvoir Mummers

Belvoir Mummers, Tom Fool starts the play Belvoir Mummers, The rest of the cast wait their turn

The Belvoir Mummers performing in the Rose and Crown, Hose, Leicestershire, England on the 12th January 2004


Auckland's Green Man Mummers

Green Man Mummers, Andy Smith and Ben Whitmore lead the children's workshop in The White Boys play. Green Man Mummers, Four childern perform as Prince Valentine in the mass mummers workshop.

Workshop at the Auckland Folk Festival, New Zealand, on the 24th January 2004


Galleries on Other Websites

Galleries on Other Websites, The Lion's Part Twelfth Night Celebrations, Bankside, London, England. Turkish Knight from the Mummers' play Galleries on Other Websites, The Lion's Part Twelfth Night Celebrations, Bankside, London, England. The Doctor from the Mummers' play

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The recommended URL for this web page is www.folkplay.info/Gallery/January_2004.htm