Folk Play Links - Dorset, 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 * Andy Anderson [2000 report, with photos, about Babylon]
002 * Babylon [DVD for sale: Video of Babylon]
003 * Babylon [photos; programme; script]
004 * Christchurch Folk [Photo of Dorset Knobs]
005 * Dorset Knobs [photos; programme; scripts]
006 * FF-1104 - Walk in, Saint George [DVD for sale: by Peter Kennedy & West Dorset Film Group - Video of Symondsbury Mummers, 1953 & 2003]
007 * Frome Valley Morris [photos; programme]
008 * 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)]
009 * FTX-408 - Dorset is Beautiful : Village Traditions - Dorset [CD for sale: by Peter Kennedy, 1977 - Track 12 - Audio of [Symondsbury seen at] Evershot Mummers, 1936]
010 * FTX-950 - Sing Christmas 1957 [CD for sale: by Peter Kennedy, 2000 - Track 3 - (as FTX-104;) Track 22 - as FTX-103]
011 * Ilchester Arms [Programme of Symondsbury Mummers]
012 * Purbeck Mummers [photos; videos; programme; scripts]
013 * Roun1719 - Songs of Christmas from the Alan Lomax Collection [CD for sale: as FTX-103]
014 * Roun1850 - Sing Christmas and the Turn of the Year : The Live Christmas Day 1957 Broadcast on BBC Radio [CD for sale: as FTX-950]
015 * Steps in Time [programme]
016 * Stourvale Mummers / Bourne River Morris Men [perform Sixpenny Handley text; photos; programme; script]
017 * Wessex Morris Men [perform Quidhampton text; photo; programme; script]

Publications

018 * A Grammar and Glossary of the Dorset Dialect [by W. Barnes, in Transactions of the Philological Society, 1864, p.71 - entry for 'Mummers' - as his book but with entry for 'Mummock']
019 * A Southwell Maid's Diary [by Elizabeth W. Otter, 1930, p.17 - at Weston - Archived]
020 * Amenities of Literature, [by I. D'Israeli, 1841, Vol.II p.177fn - 'Primitive Dramas']
021 * Christmas in Dorsetshire [by J.S. Udal, in Notes and Queries, 6th Ser. Vol.II No.52, 25th Dec. 1880, pp.504-505 - "mummers" - citations of Christmas Mummers in Dorsetshire, by him, in Folk-Lore Record, Vol.III Pt.I, 1880, pp.87-116; Christmas Mummers in Dorsetshire, by him, in Notes & Queries, 5th Ser. Vol.II No.52, 26th Dec. 1874, p.505]
022 * Christmas Mummers [by Richard Hine, in Notes & Queries for Somerset & Dorset, Vol.VIII Pt.LX, Dec. 1902, p.180 - Beaminster fragment]
023 * Christmas Mummers in Dorsetshire [by J.S. Udal, in Folk-Lore Record, Vol.III Pt.I, 1880, pp.87-116 - extract from A Grammar and Glossary of the Dorset Dialect, by W. Barnes, in Transactions of the Philological Society, 1864, p.71 - entry for 'Mummers'; citation of Christmas Mummers in Dorsetshire, by J.S. Udal, in Notes & Queries, 5th Ser. Vol.II No.52, 26th Dec. 1874, p.505; [Symondsbury] text; south-west [Bridport ?] text; (note by The Editor [?]: J.T. Micklethwaite possessed Walker Peace Egg chapbook for what is now Thomas Fairman Ordish Collection; Dumbleton text for what is now Thomas Fairman Ordish Collection - informed by Miss [Eliza] Wedgwood [daughter of Rector of Dumbleton]; at Minety, 1876 - informed by Nina Sharp [cousin of Vicar ]; at Acomb, a few years ago - informed by Nina Sharp; citation of Banks of the Boro: A Chronicle of the County of Wexford, by Patrick Kennedy, 1867, pp.226-232)]
024 * Christmas Mummers in Dorsetshire [by J.S. Udal, in Notes and Queries, 5th Ser. Vol.II No.52, 26th Dec. 1874, p.505 - at []]
025 * Christmas Observances in Dorset in 1830 [by St Swithin [Mrs Gutch], in Notes and Queries, 7th Ser. Vol.X No.260, 20th Dec. 1890, pp.486-487 - extract from The Journal of Mary Frampton, from the Year 1779, until the Year 1846, ed. by Harriot Georgiana Mundy, 1885, pp.365-366]
026 * Contributions towards the History of Mediaeval Armour and Weapons in Europe : Sword of the Duke of Monmouth [by John Hewitt, in Archaeological Journal, Vol.XXI, 1864, pp.62-63 - [Sixpenny Handley] seen at Woodyates]
027 * Dorsetshire Children's Games, etc [by J.S. Udal, in Folk-Lore Journal, Vol.VII No.3, Sep? 1889, pp.246-247 - at Symondsbury; Bridport seen at Symondsbury]
028 * FTX-517 - Bloody Waterloo : Napoleon - Song's Marches & a Mummers Play [CD for sale: by Peter Kennedy, 1979 - Track 1 - Audio of [West Lulworth seen at] Dorchester Mummers, 1936]
029 * Glimpses of Past Days [sic] in & around Sixpenny Handley [by F. Adams, [ca. 1953]]
030 * James Hain Friswell : A Memoir [by Laura Hain Friswell [his daughter], 1898, p.206 - at Frampton Court [Frampton House], Frampton, 1869]
031 * Mysteries of "Mumming" [by W. B. [William Barnes], in The Crypt, Vol.II, Jan.-Jun. 1828, pp.220-221 - extract from Dorset County Chronicle, Somersetshire Gazette, and General Advertiser for , Vol.8 No.380, 3rd Apr. 1828, p.2a]
032 * Mysteries of "Mumming", The [by A. B., in The Crypt,, Vol.II, Jan.-Jun. 1828, pp.68-70 - (citation of The Poems and Letters of Thomas Gray : with Memoirs of his Life and Writings, by William Mason, 1820, pp.429fn-432fn - General)]
033 * Poems of Rural Life, in the Dorset Dialect [2nd edition, enlarged and corrected, only] [by William Barnes, 1847, p.363 - 'A Glossary' - entry for 'Mummock']
034 * Real Conversations [by William Archer, 1904, pp.34-36 - as Pall Mall Magazine]
035 * Real Conversations [by William Archer, in Pall Mall Magazine - transcript of Feb. 1901 interview with Thomas Hardy - [Higher Bockhampton] fragment]
036 * Scenes of Youth; or Rural Recollections; With Other Poems [by William Holloway [poet born at Whatcombe], 1803, pp.63-65 - 'Christmas Mummers' - Literary Work]
037 * Shillingstone : The Story of a Dorset Village [ed. by Rev J.H. Cooke [Rector of Shillingstone], 1921, Chapter VII - " -formal, undramatic, incredibly dull: to revive the Mummers would now be futile"; (Christmas Bull at [Hanford House], Hanford, forty years ago]
038 * The History and Antiquities of the Borough of Lyme Regis and Charmouth [by George Roberts, 1834, p.257 - at Lyme Regis]
039 * The Journal of Mary Frampton, from the Year 1779, until the Year 1846 [ed. by Harriot Georgiana Mundy [her niece], 1885, pp.365-366 - aftermath of the Swing Riots, so not allowed to perform at Moreton House, Moreton, 1830]
040 * The Three Dorset Captains at Trafalgar [by A.M. Broadley & R.G. Bartelot, 1906, pp.x-xi - interlude with characters of Nelson and Hardy]

[General]

041 * Mummers and Minors [in Dorset Echo, 21st Dec. 2007 - Title of Dec. 2007 talk by David Craner to West Lulworth History Group]
042 * Singing the Travels [sung by the Silly Sisters - Symondsbury Mummers' song]
043 * Wartime Holidays, by Eric Heathfield [internet only] [mummers at Sturminster Marshall, 1940]

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