Folk Play Links - Northumberland, 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 * Byker Mummers [perform Longborough text and a newly composed Robin Hood script; photos; programme; scripts]
002 * Monkseaton Morrismen [perform Ampleforth text; photos; script]
003 * One Man Mummer [photos; script; video]

Libraries & Archives

004 * Thomas Bell Collection [extract with 'Morris Dancers Song' text & play text]

Publications

005 * Alexander and the King of Egypt [by J.H. D. [James Henry Dixon], in Local Historian's Table Book, 1846, Legendary Division Vol.III, pp.375-380 - Newcastle chapbook text - from Sandys; (chapbook just been published by P. Whittle of Preston)]
006 * Alexander, and the King of Egypt [Newcastle, T. Saint chapbook text - Subscription required for Gale: Eighteenth Century Collections Online]
007 * All the Year with Nature [by P.Anderson Graham [born at Crookham], 1893, pp.201-211 - 'Northumbrian Guisards' -]
008 * Bibliotheca Brandiana : A Catalogue of the [First Part of the] Library of the late Rev John Brand [by Mr [William] Stewart, 1807, pp.305, iv - entry for Alexander and [the] King of Egypt;, 1771 - sold to ? [- N.B. Second Part, 1808 - entry for Alexander and the King of Egypt;, 1771; entry for Alexander and the King of Egypt;, 1788 - both sold to Jolley?]]
009 * Bibliotheca Dramatica : A Catalogue of the Dramatic Library of William Barnes Rhodes, Esq. [by Mr [S.] Sotheby, 1825, p.3 - entry for Alexander and the King of Egypt;, 1788 - sold to Sandys?]
010 * Catalogue of the Printed Books and Manuscripts bequeathed by Francis Douce, Esq. to the Bodleian Library [1840, p.220 - entry for Alexander and the king of Egypt;, 1788]
011 * Catalogue of the Second Portion of the Valuable Library of Thomas Jolley, Esq. [by S. Leigh Sotheby [son of Samuel Sotheby], 1843, p.6 - entry for Alexander and the King of Egypt;, 1771 - sold to Holgate?; entry for Alexander and the King of Egypt;, 1788 - sold eventually to Firth and bequeathed to University of Sheffield Library]
012 * Catalogue of the Valuable Library of the late William Holgate, Esq. [by S. Leigh Sotheby [son of Samuel Sotheby] & Co, [1846], p.36 - entry for Alexander and the King of Egypt;, 1771 - sold to Dyce?]
013 * Christmastide [sic] : its History, Festivities, and Carols [by William Sandys, [1852] - 'Alexander and the King of Egypt' chapbook text]
014 * Dyce Collection : A Catalogue of the Printed Books and Manuscripts Bequeathed by the Rev Alexander Dyce [by South Kensington Museum, 1875, Vol.'Manuscripts. Printed Books, A to K', p.22 - entry for Alexander, and the King of Egypt, 1771]
015 * Early Newcastle Typography : 1639-1800 [by Richard Welford, in Archaeologia Aeliana, Ser.3 Vol.III, 1907, pp.20 - 'John White, 1711-1761'; 38 - 'Thomas Saint, 1769-1788 [his partner, 1761-1769]' / 'Books Printed in Newcastle, 1639-1800', comp. by Robert Alexander Peddie - 83 - entry for Alexander and the King of Egypt, 1771 - citation of Dyce Collection : ..., by South Kensington Museum, 1875, Vol.'Manuscripts. Printed Books, A to K', p.22; 101 - entry for Alexander and the King of Egypt, 1788 - citation of Catalogue of the Printed Books and Manuscripts bequeathed by Francis Douce, Esq. to the Bodleian Library, 1840, p.220]
016 * Examples of Printed Folk-Lore concerning Northumberland [County Folk-Lore, Vol.IV : Printed Extracts, No. 6] [extract from coll. by M.C. Balfour & ed. by Northcote W. Thomas, 1904 - Besom Boys or "Christmas Sweepers" at Belford, 1890]
017 * Examples of Printed Folk-Lore concerning Northumberland [County Folk-Lore, Vol.IV : Printed Extracts, No. 6] [coll. by M.C. Balfour & ed. by Northcote W. Thomas, 1904, p.87 - ([Earsdon seen] at Alnwick, 1893; at Harbottle; at Belford, not for about ten years;) Besom Boys or "Christmas Sweepers" at Belford, 1890]
018 * In the Troublesome Times: the Cambo Women's Institute book of 1922 [extract from Bosanquet, 1929 - The Guisers cum Sword dancers were seen in Cambo parish but they came from Kirkwhelpington parish i.e. at Dovecot NZ028846 but from Boghall NZ040780]
019 * Memories [by C.F. Gordon Cumming [sister's father-in-law was Lord of the Manor], 1904, pp.105, 102-103, 108 - pitmen seen at Cresswell Hall [Hall Wood], Cresswell, between 1843 and 1847]
020 * Northumberland Words [by Richard Oliver Heslop, Vol.II, 1893-1894, pp.349 - entry for 'Guizard, Guizart, Guizer'; (714 - entry for 'Sword-dancers'; 737 - entry for 'Tommies an' Bessies'; I, 52 - entry for 'Bessy' - extract from Wor Mally Turned Bloomer; 307 - entry for 'Full-plough')]
021 * Observations on Popular Antiquities: [by John Brand, 1777, p.185 - about Newcastle, J. White chapbook text - Subscription required for Gale: Eighteenth Century Collections Online]
022 * Scott and the Newcastle Antiquaries [by [George Willis ?], in Willis's Current Notes, No.77, May 1857, p.35 - letter from John Bell, 20th Dec. 1812; letter from Sir Walter Scott, 22nd Dec. 1812 - as below]
023 * The Arts in Berwick: [by Green, 2001 - Exhibition by the Civic Society at Main Guard, 2001]
024 * The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature [New edition, revised, corrected and enlarged] [by William Thomas Lowndes, 1857, Vol.I p.28 - entry for Alexander and the King of Egypt, 1788 - citation of Bibliotheca Dramatica : A Catalogue of the Dramatic Library of William Barnes Rhodes, Esq., by Mr [S.] Sotheby, 1825, p.3]
025 * The Denham Tracts [ed. by Dr James Hardy, Vol.II, 1895, pp.(3 - as Folk Lore, or Manners and Customs, of the North of England - Guising with Mell Supper, 1825 & 1826;) 214-215 - as Miscellaneous - [unlocated] south Northumberland fragment; 215 - as Miscellaneous - Wooler fragment; 347-348 - as Border Sketches and Folklore - [unlocated] text]
026 * The History of the County Palatine and City of Cheshire; [by George Ormerod, 1819, Vol.I pp.li-lii - (Sandbach text, 1817 - informed of both by John Edwards &) citation of copy owned by Francis Douce of Alexander and the king of Egypt;, 1788; (Sandbach "Soulers" song; Old Hob)]
027 * The Letters of Sir Walter Scott 1811-1814 [ed. by Herbert Grierson, 1932, p.208 - 22nd Dec. 1812 - possesses J. White chapbook text; (Guisarding at Edinburgh)]
028 * The Sword Dances of Northern England [Vol.I] [extract from C.J. Sharp, 1911 - Earsdon text]
029 * The Wild Cattle of Chillingham [by I.E. Aylmer [daughter of George Darling][heir and nephew of Matthew Culley], in St James' Magazine, New Ser. Vol.VIII [No.2], [Nov. 1871], pp.175-176 - ("Paste Eggs";) "Guisers"; ("Hogmany" ditty) at [Fowberry Tower, Chatton]]

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