Folk Play Links - Isle of Wight, 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.


001 * Mr Baker's Dozen [photo; programme]


002 * A Dictionary of the Isle of Wight Dialect, [Subscribers' edition] [by W.H. Long [born at Calbourne], 1886/1931, pp.99-108 - [western parts] composite "Christmas Boys" text, forty or fifty years ago]
003 * A Driving Tour in the Isle of Wight, [by Hubert Garle, 1905, pp.207-208[ - pp.206-207 not scanned] - at Shorwell and Kingston, 1898]
004 * A Glossary of Words in use in the Isle of Wight [comp. by the late Maj Henry Smith, add. by C. Roach Smith [his brother], 1881, pp.63-64 - (citation of Christmas: his Pageant Play, or Mysterie, of "St George";, by Henry Slight, 1836 - General;) in western parts [as above ?] - informed by W.H. Long; in eastern parts [Brading ?] - informed by Col [William] Jolliffe [his brother-in-law]; eastern parts [Landguard Manor, Shanklin] Christmas Boys fragment, when a boy]
005 * Alfred Tennyson [by Charles Tennyson. London, Macmillan, 1949 - at Farringford House, Freshwater - Subscription required for Questia]
006 * Annals of Old Ropley [by Marianna S. Hagan, 1929, pp.56-57 - (Ropley, Hampshire "Christmas Boys" fragment - informed by Robert Hall; extract from National Encyclopaedia;) extract from Notes and Queries - [Freshwater] text]
007 * Brading, Isle of Wight [by T.H. P. [Thomas Harwood Pattison], in Notes and Queries, 2nd Ser. Vol.V No.107, 16th Jan. 1858, p.46 - "mummers"]
008 * Brook Village History [Alice Morris - "Christmas boys"]
009 * Kate Lee and the Foundation of the Folk-Song Society [citation of C.J. Bearman, in Folk Music Journal, Vol.7 No.5, 1999, pp.630, 641 - citation of In the Witness Box : Mrs Kate Lee on the Collecting of Folk Songs, in Sunday Times, 29th Jan. 1899 - Mumming at Bembridge]
010 * Legends and Lays of the Wight [by Percy G. Stone, 1912, pp.140-141 - 'A Christmas Party' - Christmas Boys - Literary Work]
011 * Looking Back [by Sara Bryce, in Isle of Wight County Press, 21st Dec. 2012 - extract from Isle of Wight County Press, 25th Dec. 1937 - revival of Christmas Boys at East Cowes]
012 * The Christmas Boys' [by D.A. Chart, in Notes and Queries, 10th Ser. Vol.VI No.156, 22nd Dec. 1906, pp.481-483 - [Freshwater] text]

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