Folk Play Links - Devon, 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 * Beacon Villages [Photos of Ramsley Pace Egg Mummers / King's Brawlers]
002 * Bovey Tracey Players [occasionally]
003 * Dartington Morris Men [perform Dartington text; programme; script]
004 * Dartmoor Border Morris [programme; video]
005 * Exmoor Carollers [programme]
006 * Great Western Morris [photos]
007 * Harberton Navy [photos; programme; script]
008 * Home Grown Roots [Photo of Dartington Morris Men]
009 * Lympstone Mummers [programme]
010 * North Devon Mummers (/ North Devon Folk Troupe) [perform Minehead text; programme]
011 * Tarka Morris Men [photos; programme]
012 * Ten Hide Mummers / Beltane Border [photos]

Publications

013 * A Description of the Part of Devonshire Bordering on the Tamar and the Tavy; in a series of letters to Robert Southey, Esq. [by Mrs [Anna Eliza] Bray [wife of Vicar of Tavistock], 1836, Vol.II pp.284-285 - 'Letter XXX : 8th Jan. 1833' - "Dying Miller" at Tavistock, till within the last thirty years - informed by Mary Colling]
014 * A Poor Man's House [by Stephen Reynolds, 1909, p.30 - at Seacombe [Sidmouth]]
015 * An Autobiographical Memoir, [by Samuel Westcott Tilke, 1840, pp.45-48, 51 - Sidmouth seen at Sidcliffe, Sid, between 1804 and 1808 - [incidentally, see http://www.archive.org/stream/devonshirescener00everuoft]]
016 * Christmas at Exeter in 1737 [by Cuthbert Bede [Rev Edward Bradley], in Notes and Queries, 2nd Ser. Vol.X No.259, 15th Dec. 1860, pp.464-465 - extract from The Mobiad: or, Battle of the Voice, by Andrew Brice, 1770, p.90]
017 * Days of My Life [Reissue] [by John Bickerdyke [Charles Henry Cook], 1901, pp.125-126 - at [unlocated]]
018 * Down into Devonshire [by John R. Thompson, in The Land we Love, Vol.III No.I, May 1867, p.12 - at Sidmouth - Subscription required for Gale: Sabin Americana: 1500-1926]
019 * FF-1115 - Children of the Moor [DVD for sale: by John Bartlett - Video of Bow Mummers, 1975]
020 * FTX-103 - Walk in, St. George : Dorset & Devonshire Mummers [CD for sale: by Peter Kennedy, 1975 - (Tracks 1-9 - Audio of Symondsbury Mummers, 1957;) Tracks 10-12 - Audio of Sidmouth Mummers, 1954]
021 * Life, Letters, and Diaries of Sir Stafford Northcote First Earl of Iddesleigh [by Andrew Lang, 1890, Vol.II pp.306-307, 283 - at Pynes, Upton Pyne]
022 * Magna Britannia; [by Rev Daniel Lysons & Samuel Lysons, Vol.VI containing Devonshire, 1822, p.ccclv - 'Local Customs']
023 * Miscellaneous Writings [by [Rev] F.W.P. Greenwood, 1846, pp.143-146, 128 - 'Journal' - "Mummers" at Sidmouth, 25th Dec. 1820]
024 * North Devon Customs and Superstitions [by J.R. Chanter, in Report and Transactions of the Devonshire Association, Vol.II Pt.I, 1867, p.41 - at [unlocated]]
025 * North Devon Customs and Superstitions [citation of J.R. Chanter, in Report and Transactions of the Devonshire Association, Vol.II Pt.I, 1867, p.41 - at [unlocated]]
026 * Old English Customs Extant at the Present Time [by P.H. Ditchfield [Rector of Barkham], 1896, pp.(9-12 + 310-315 - [at Barkham] & paraphrasing A Glossary of Berkshire Words and Phrases, by Maj B. Lowsley, 1888, pp.17-22;) 12-15 - Stoke Gabriel fragment; (315-316, viii - at Brightwalton;) (316-320, viii - Islip text from Percy Manning Collection; 320-326 - Bampton text)]
027 * Poetry : "Old Father Christmas" [by E.H. Burrington [born at Crediton], in Trewman's Exeter Flying Post, Vol.LXXXVIII No.4438, 26th Dec. 1850, p.[6]a - "mummer" - Literary Work - Subscription required for Gale: 19th Century British Library Newspapers]
028 * Reminiscences of Exeter Fifty Years Since [by James Cossins, 1877, pp.70-71 - "mummers"]
029 * Review of "Bracebridge Hall:" by [Washington Irving] [by [Anon][John Hughes & rev. by William Gifford], in Quarterly Review, Vol.XXXI No.LXII, [Mar. 1825], p.476 - mummery in Devon; (sword-dance in Cleveland, within the last fifteen years)]
030 * Robert Herrick and his Vicarage [by [Anon][Richard John King], in Fraser's Magazine for Town and Country, Vol.XLVII No.CCLXXVII, Jan. 1853, p.105fn - (citation of Excursions in and about Newfoundland during the Years 1839 and 1840, by Joseph Beete Jukes, 1842, chap.VII)]
031 * Rustic Sketches: in the Dialect of East Devon, [around Axminster] [by Piscator [George Pulman], 1842, pp.58-59 - 'Winter' - Literary Work]
032 * Sketches and Studies: Descriptive and Historical [by Richard John King, 1874, p.367fn - 'Robert Herrick and his Vicarage' - as his article]
033 * The Christmas Play of St George [index to P.F.S. Amery, in Western Antiquary, Vol.3 No.9, Dec. 1883, pp.168-169 - after revision and correction, as Weekly Mercury - Ashburton text]
034 * The Folklore of Devon [by R. Pearse Chope, in London Devonian Year Book, 1910, pp.128 - at [unlocated]; (130 - Hunting the Earl of Rone - at Combe Martin)]
035 * The Mobiad: or, Battle of the Voice [by Andrew Brice, 1770, p.90 - Exeter fragment]
036 * The Silverton Mummers [by Rev Edwin S. Chalk [Rector of Kentisbeare], in Devon & Cornwall Notes & Queries, Vol.IX No.8, Oct. 1917, pp.228-232 - text, 1900 - Silverton seen at Exeter too]
037 * The Story of a Devonshire House [family of Coleridge] [by Lord Coleridge [grandson of 2nd son of James Coleridge], 1905, p.99 - letter from Bernard Frederick Coleridge [4th son of James Coleridge], 29th Jun. 1804 [- now British Library Add. Ms. 85950] - at Ottery St Mary]
038 * The White Lady of "Sand"[, Sidbury] [by M. J., in Ladies' Companion etc, 2nd Ser. Vol.XXVI, 1864, p.50 - "mummers" at [a few miles only from this], several years ago]
039 * Two Devonshire Mummers Plays [Booklet for sale: 1971 - Sidmouth & Dartington texts]

[General]

040 * Bay Horse Players / Bay Horse Inn [photos]
041 * Platform 9 [2006 & 2007 A Christmas Orange]

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