Folk Play Links - Cornwall / Kernow, England

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.


Groups

001 * Trigg Morris Men [photo]

Publications

002 * A Budget of Cornish Poems [n.d., pp.46-52 - 'Account of a Chrestmas Play' [- as Cornish Tales, in Prose and Verse, by Various, 1867, pp.107-113]
003 * A Guide to Penzance and its Neighbourhood, [by J.S. Courtney, 1845, p.52 - (guise dancing or) Christmas mumming]
004 * A Guise-Dance Play, St Keverne [index to R.M.N. Nance, in Old Cornwall, Vol.1 No.1, Apr. 1925, pp.31-32 - text]
005 * A Redruth Christmas Play [index to R.M.N. Nance, in Old Cornwall, Vol.1 No.1, Apr. 1925, pp.29-31 - text]
006 * Autobiography of James Silk Buckingham; [1855, Vol.I pp.25-27, 4 - Christmas plays at Falmouth, between 1794 and 1802]
007 * Battle of St. George [by W. S. [William Sandys], in The Every-Day Book;, Vol.II, 18??, cols.122-126 - text]
008 * Christmas Carols, Ancient and Modern; [by William Sandys, 1833, pp.civ-cxi (- extract from History of the Scottish Stage, by Jackson, 1793, pp.410-411 - Keighley fragment); 174-178 - [unlocated] text]
009 * Christmas Drama of St. George [by W. S. [William Sandys], in Gentleman's Magazine; & Historical Chronicle, Vol.C Pt.1:Jun (New Ser Vol.23), Jan.-Jun. 1830, pp.505-506 - [unlocated] text]
010 * Christmas in Cornwall [index to Rev W.S. Lach-Szyrma, in Western Antiquary, Vol.I, No.3, Oct. - Dec. 1881, pp.145-146 - after revision and correction, as Weekly Mercury]
011 * Christmas in Cornwall [by Rev W.S. Lach-Szyrma [was Curate of Pensilva], in Western Antiquary, Vol.I, No.3, Oct. - Dec. 1881, pp.145-146 - after revision and correction, as Weekly Mercury - ("guise-dancing" at Penzance;) "Saint George and the Turkish Knight" at village [Pensilva] near Liskeard, some fourteen years ago]
012 * Christmas Mummers [index to M.Y.Y. T., in Western Antiquary, Vol.2 No.9, Dec. 1882, p.154 - after revision and correction, as Weekly Mercury (- extract from Christmas Throughout Christendom, by O.M. Spencer, in Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Vol.46 No.272, Jan. 1873, pp.241-258)]
013 * Christmas Mummers [index to Rev W.S. Lach-Szyrma [was Curate of Pensilva], in Western Antiquary, Vol.2 No.11, Feb. 1883, p.191 - after revision and correction, as Weekly Mercury - at Pensilva, 1866]
014 * Christmas Mummers [by Florence Grove, in Folk-Lore, Vol.X No.3, Sep. 1899, pp.351-352 - at Mullion, 1890]
015 * Christmas Mummers [by William Pengelly, in Notes and Queries, 5th Ser. Vol.III No.55, 16th Jan. 1875, p.55 - citation of A Budget of Cornish Poems, n.d.; "Christmas players" at [East Looe]]
016 * Christmas Pastimes in Exeter [index to G. Townsend, in Western Antiquary, Vol.3 No.9, Dec. 1883, pp.165-166 - after revision and correction, as Weekly Mercury (- citation of Christmas Mummers in the Olden Time, by J.W. P. [E.H. Corbould ?], in Illustrated London News, Vol.XLIX No.1405 [Christmas Supplement], 22nd Dec. 1866; Dec. 1850)]
017 * Christmas Play of St George [index to Rev W.S. Lach-Szyrma, in Western Antiquary, Vol.3 No.10, Jan. 1884, p.198 - after revision and correction, as Weekly Mercury]
018 * Christmas Rimers in Ulster [by Ygrec [Thurstan Peter], in Notes and Queries, 11th Ser. Vol.VII No.177, 17th May 1913, p.394 - [unlocated] fragment; [Mylor [Truro]] fragment from text; possesses J. Harkness chapbook]
019 * Christmas-Keeping [by [Anon][Cyrus Redding ?], in New Monthly Magazine and Literary Journal, Vol.II [No.XII], [Dec.] 1821, p.613 - see below]
020 * Christmastide [sic] : its History, Festivities, and Carols [by William Sandys, [1852] - [unlocated] text]
021 * Cornish Carols [extract from coll. J.E. Thomas & T. Miners, in Journal of the Folk-Song Society, Vol.VIII No.33, 1929 - incorporates speeches of Little Man Jack and Beelzebub from Penponds fragment]
022 * Cornish Christmas Customs [by W.S. Lach-Szyrma [was Curate of Pensilva], in Antiquary, Vol.IX No.?, Feb. 1884, p.94 - at Pensitoa [Pensilva]]
023 * Cornish Mumming [Book for sale: ed. by Kelvin Jones, 2010]
024 * Cornish Tales, in Prose and Verse [later edition of Cornish Tales, in Verse and Prose] [by Various, 1867, pp.107-113 - 'A Christmas Play' [- extract from Specimens of Cornish Provincial Dialect,, coll. by Uncle Jan Treenoodle [William Sandys], 1846, pp.53-59]]
025 * Cornwall and its People [extract from Jenkins, 1945 + Photo of St Gertrudes Convent School, Penzance, 1957]
026 * Glossary of Words in use in Cornwall [by M.A. Courtney [West] & Thomas Q. Couch [East], 1880, p.24 - 'West Cornwall' - entry for 'Giz' dance, Guise dance, Geese dancers' (/ p.86 - 'East Cornwall' - entry for Goosey-dance' - citation of The History of Polperro,, by the late Jonathan Couch, with ... many additions on the popular antiquities of the district by Thomas Q. Couch [his son], 1871, pp.161-162)]
027 * Half a Century of Penzance (18251875) - from notes by J.S. Courtney [by Louise Courtney [his daughter], 1878 - (guise-dancing;) play of "St George and the Dragon" - both now prohibited]
028 * Hogmany [by J. S. Jun. [John Smith, Jun.], in The Every-Day Book;, Vol.II, 18??, cols.73-75 - ? text]
029 * Jenkyn, Little John, &c [by Ygrec [Thurstan Peter], in Notes and Queries, 10th Ser. Vol.V No.115, 10th Mar. 1906, p.195]
030 * Jenkyn, Little John, &c [by Ygrec [Thurstan Peter], in Notes and Queries, 10th Ser. Vol.V No.111, 10th Feb. 1906, p.109 - [Mylor [Truro]] fragment from text - itself extract from?]
031 * Newlyn Christmas Plays [index to J. Kelynack, in Old Cornwall, Vol.5 No.4, Winter 1953, p.156]
032 * On the Cornish Drama [by William Sandys, in Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall, Vol.I No.III, Apr. 1865, p.2]
033 * Popular Romances of the West of England; - First Series [printing with Second Series] [coll. & ed. by Robert Hunt, 1865, p.37fn - 'Tom the Giant']
034 * Popular Romances of the West of England; - Second Series [coll. & ed. by Robert Hunt, 1865, pp.179-182 - '"St George"--The Christmas Plays' - extract from Hone]
035 * Recreations in Rhyme [by A Cornubian [John Trenhaile], 1834, pp.253-254 - 'Dolly Pentreath' - "Christmas Players" - Literary Work]
036 * Remarkable Days [by [John Millard][Extra Assistant at the British Museum Department of Manuscripts], in Time's Telescope, 1822, pp.(298 - "mumping" in Yorkshire and Bedfordshire;) 300-301 - "Christmas plays" - extract from History of Cornwall, by Hitchins]
037 * Setting Cornwall on its Feet : Robert Morton Nance 1873-1959 [Book for sale: eds. by Peter W. Thomas & Derek R. Williams, 2007]
038 * Some Ancient Christmas Carols, [2nd edition] [coll. by Davies Gilbert, 1823 - [unlocated] fragment]
039 * Specimens of Cornish Provincial Dialect, [coll. by Uncle Jan Treenoodle [William Sandys], 1846, pp.53-59 - 'Account of a Chrestmas Play' - text]
040 * St George Mumming Play [by Thurstan Peter, in Notes and Queries, 12th Ser. Vol.I No.20, 13th May 1916, pp.390-393 - Mylor [Truro] text; possesses J. Harkness chapbook]
041 * Stories and Folk-Lore of West Cornwall : Third Series [by William Bottrell, 1880, pp.11-12 - 'Legends of Ladock : The Prize Wrestler and Demon' - "St George and the Dragon" guise-dance; 35 - 'The Ghosts of Kenegie[, Gulval] : Laying Wild Harris's Ghost' - St George "guise-dance"; 71 - 'Mill Stories [St Just] : An old Droll about a Poor Tinner's Feast' - like the actors in a guise-dance; 96 - 'Zennor Hearthside Stories : Mal Treloare and Sandry Kemp ...:' - dialogue in place of St George and the Turkish Knight Guise-dance]
042 * The Autobiography of a Cornish Rector [by the late James Hamley Tregenna [Ven Robert Bateman Paul][son of Rector of Mawgan in Pydar], 1872, Vol.II pp.8-20 - [St Mawgan ?] fragment - Literary Work]
043 * The Christmas Boys' [by Ygrec [Thurstan Peter], in Notes and Queries, 10th Ser. Vol.VII No.161, 26th Jan. 1907, p.75 - [Mylor [Truro]] fragment from text; possesses J. Harkness chapbook]
044 * The Church Treasury of History, Custom, Folk-Lore, etc [ed. by William Andrews, 1898, p.24 - 'Curious Churches of Cornwall', by Rev W.S. Lach-Szyrma [was Curate of Pensilva] - at [Pensilva] - died out because of the Board Schools and Methodism]
045 * The Collegiate Church of St Thomas of Glasney [by Rev C.R. Sowell [born at Penryn], in Journal of the Royal Institution of Cornwall, Vol.I No.III, Apr. 1865, p.25fn - at Penryn]
046 * The Contributors' Club : [A Relic of the Middle Ages] [by [Anon], in Atlantic Monthly, Vol.LV No.CCCXXVIII, Feb. 1885, pp.275-278 - at village [unlocated] near Redruth, some ten years ago]
047 * The Folk Lore of a Cornish Village: Fasts and Festivals [by Thomas Q. Couch [son of Jonathan Couch], in Notes and Queries, [1st Ser.] Vol.XII No.322, 29th Dec. 1855, p.507 - at place of his birth [Polperro] - as his book]
048 * The History of Cornwall, [comp. by Fortescue Hitchins & ed. by Samuel Drew [- in fact, by him], [1815-]1824, Vol.I p.718]
049 * The History of Polperro, [by the late Jonathan Couch, with ... many additions on the popular antiquities of the district by Thomas Q. Couch [his son], 1871, pp.(161-162 - goosey-dancers;) 162-163 - fragment]
050 * The Mummers' Play in West Cornwall [index to Tom Miners, in Old Cornwall, Vol.1 No.8, Oct. 1928, pp.4-16 - Stithians text; Cadgwith, Connor Downs, Fraddon, Germoe, Manaccan, Penpont & St Martin fragments; at Penrose & Ruan Minor]
051 * The Natural History of Cornwall [by William Borlase [Rector of Ludgvan], 1758, p.299 - Subscription required for Gale: Eighteenth Century Collections Online]
052 * The Old Cornish Drama (A Lecture) [by Thurstan C. Peter, 1906, pp.46-47 - fragments]
053 * The Truro Cordwainers' Play: a 'New' Eighteenth-Century Christmas Play [by Peter Millington, in Folklore, Vol.114 No.1, Apr. 2003]
054 * Traditions and Hearthside Stories of West Cornwall : Second Series [by William Bottrell, 1873, pp.1-2, 268 - 'Duffy and the Devil : An Old Christmas Play']
055 * Transactions of the Loggerville Literary Society [by [Anon][William Sandys], 1867, p.167 - 'Dandyados : Notes' - extract from ]
056 * Yesterday and To-Day [by Cyrus Redding [son of Baptist Minister of Truro], 1863, Vol.I pp.92-93, 73 - at [Truro], between 1791 and 1806]
057 * Yule-Tide [index to Rev W.S. Lach-Szyrma [was Curate of Pensilva], in Western Antiquary, Vol.3 No.9, Dec. 1883, pp.169-170 - after revision and correction, as Weekly Mercury - 'Christmas Plays' at Pensilva; ('Christmas Mummers' [sic] guise dancers at Newlyn)]

[General]

058 * Flora Day [Helston: Hal-an-Tow - tradition with an element of mumming]
059 * The Western Rising of 1549 Against the introduction of the New Order of Mass in England [Article 8 of the 1549 Prayer Book Rebels - c.f. Christmas in Cornwall, by Rev W.S. Lach-Szyrma, in Western Antiquary, Vol.I, No.3, Oct. - Dec. 1881, pp.145-146]

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