Past Folk Play Performances - North Yorkshire

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North Yorkshire, England

Date Group Time Venue Contact
14 Dec 01
Wakeman Mummers 19:00 Pateley Bridge Ted Dodsworth
01765 620374
18 Dec 01
Knaresborough Mummers 21:00 Addingham, White Swan
[Followed by a tour]
Ted Dodsworth
01765 620374
20 Dec 01
Knaresborough Mummers 20:10 Harrogate, Salt Box
[Followed by a tour of Harrogate]
Ted Dodsworth
01765 620374
22 Dec 01
Knaresborough Mummers 20:00 Knaresborough, Borough Bailiff
[Followed by a tour of Knaresborough]
Ted Dodsworth
01765 620374
22 Dec 01 Wakeman Mummers 11:30 Dishforth Ted Dodsworth
01765 620374
26 Dec 01
Ripon Sword Dancers 10:00 Ripon, Market Square
[Also known as the Blue Stots, these guys perform a play and don't dance.]
Ted Dodsworth
01765 620374
29 Dec 01
Knaresborough Mummers 20:00 Stillington, Bay Horse
[Followed by a tour of local pubs]
Ted Dodsworth
01765 620374
30 Dec 01
Knaresborough Mummers 12:30 Ripley, Boar's Head
[Followed by a tour of Nidderdale pubs]
Ted Dodsworth
01765 620374
01 Jan 02
Wakeman Mummers 11:30 Skelton on Ure Ted Dodsworth
01765 620374
05 Jan 02
Knaresborough Mummers 19:50 Ferrensby, General Tarleton
[Followed by a tour of local pubs]
Ted Dodsworth
01765 620374
06 Jan 02
Darlington Mummers - Swaledale Outdoor Pursuit Centre -
19 Dec 02
Knaresborough Mummers - Harrogate, various pubs Ted Dodsworth
01765 620374
21 Dec 02
Knaresborough Mummers - Knaresborough, various pubs Ted Dodsworth
01765 620374
26 Dec 02
Ripon Sword Dancers 10:30 Ripon, Market Place
[Also known as the Blue Stots, these guys perform a play and don't dance.]
Ted Dodsworth
01765 620374
28 Dec 02
Knaresborough Mummers - Stillington, various pubs Ted Dodsworth
01765 620374
28 Dec 02 Wakeman Mummers - Topcliffe Ted Dodsworth
01765 620374
29 Dec 02
Knaresborough Mummers - Nidderdale, various pubs Ted Dodsworth
01765 620374
01 Jan 03
Wakeman Mummers - Boroughbridge, Skelton on Ure Ted Dodsworth
01765 620374
04 Jan 03
Knaresborough Mummers - Marton cum Grafton, various pubs Ted Dodsworth
01765 620374
18 Dec 03
Knaresborough Mummers 19:45 Harrogate, 10 Pubs
[Blue Stotts Play from Marton - cum - Grafton resurected in 1974, Hero combat Mummers Play not performed after twelfth night. Not written down passed on by word of mouth. Collections for local charities.]
Douglas Child
01423 330812
20 Dec 03
Knaresborough Mummers 19:45 Knaresborough, 10 Pubs
[Blue Stotts Play from Marton - cum - Grafton resurected in 1974, Hero combat Mummers Play not performed after twelfth night. Not written down passed on by word of mouth. Collections for local charities.]
Douglas Child
01423 330812
26 Dec 03
Ripon Sword Dancers 10:30 Ripon, Market Square Ted Dodsworth
01765 620374
27 Dec 03
Knaresborough Mummers 20:00 Stillington
[Blue Stotts Play from Marton - cum - Grafton resurected in 1974, Hero combat Mummers Play not performed after twelfth night. Not written down passed on by word of mouth. Collections for local charities.]
Douglas Child
01423 330812
- - - Crayke -
- - - Easingwold -
- - - Raskelf -
- - - Brafferton -
- - - Helperby -
28 Dec 03
Knaresborough Mummers 12:30 Ripley
[Blue Stotts Play from Marton - cum - Grafton resurected in 1974, Hero combat Mummers Play not performed after twelfth night. Not written down passed on by word of mouth. Collections for local charities.]
Douglas Child
01423 330812
- - - Hampsthwaite -
- - - Birstwith -
- - - Dacre -
- - - Darley -
01 Jan 04
Wakeman Mummers 11:00 Skelton on Ure
[Skelton-on-Ure Mummers Play. This is a revival of a traditional village "hero/combat" play, which has been reintroduced to the village, using orally transmitted information (father to son) so that the line is almost unbroken. It has been performed by members of Wakeman Mummers every Xmas/New Year since 1980, and has now settled on New Year's Day. The play is performed all around the village from 11.00 o'clock and then in the Black Lion pub]
Jim Coulson
01765 601010
- - 12:30 Boroughbridge, Black Bull -
03 Jan 04
Knaresborough Mummers 20:00 Ferrensby Douglas Child
01423 330812
- - - Arkendale -
- - - Minskip -
- - - Boroughbridge -
- - - Aldborough -
- - - Little Ouseburn -
- - - Marton cum Grafton -
05 Dec 04
Knaresborough Mummers 11:30 Knaresborough, Edwardian Day
[30th Anniversary Tours. See web site for details of pubs and times.]
John Burrell
01423 566112
12 Dec 04
Knaresborough Mummers 11:30 Knaresborough, Edwardian Day
[30th Anniversary Tours. See web site for details of pubs and times.]
John Burrell
01423 566112
16 Dec 04
Knaresborough Mummers 20:00 Harrogate, various pubs
[30th Anniversary Tours. See web site for details of pubs and times.]
John Burrell
01423 566112
18 Dec 04
Knaresborough Mummers 20:00 Knaresborough, various pubs
[30th Anniversary Tours. See web site for details of pubs and times.]
John Burrell
01423 566112
19 Dec 04
Middleton Mummers 13:30 Sutton-in-Craven, Bay Horse
[We only perform at Christmas in our own village of Cowling and the neighbouring villages of Sutton and Cross Hills. This is our 5th year. All members are from the village - five from the hamlet of Middleton. Eight people have performed. We perform a version of combat play. Bold Slasher's father or mother is always a topical character. Three or four rehearsals. This year we swapped round parts for the first time - five or six parts. Generally there are two performance dates, but this time only one due to closure of two pubs - then one reopened! - Wasswail! Happy Yuletide!]
Mark Barnes
01535 637352
- - 14:30 Sutton-in-Craven, King's Arms -
- - 16:00 Sutton-in-Craven, Black Bull -
- - 17:30 Cross Hills, Old White Bear -
- - 19:00 Cowling, Bay Horse -
26 Dec 04
Ripon Sword Dancers 10:30 Ripon, Market Square
[This is the continuing traditional play which has NOT died out (according to some sources!)and has been performed in Ripon by the same family link (Hardcastle & friends) for countless generations.]
01765 603133
27 Dec 04
Knaresborough Mummers 12:30 Nidderdale area, various pubs
[30th Anniversary Tours. See web site for details of pubs and times.]
John Burrell
01423 566112
28 Dec 04
Wakeman Mummers 11:45 Topcliffe Ted Dodsworth
01765 620374
30 Dec 04
Knaresborough Mummers 20:00 Easingwold area, various pubs
[30th Anniversary Tours. See web site for details of pubs and times.]
John Burrell
01423 566112
01 Jan 05
Wakeman Mummers 11:00 Skelton on Ure, Skelton-on-Ure Plough Stots
[After going up and down the village, the play moves on to Boroughbridge, for a performance and social at the Black Bull pub]
Jim Coulson
07712 880873
08 Jan 05
Knaresborough Mummers 20:00 Marton cum Grafton area, various pubs
[30th Anniversary Tours. See web site for details of pubs and times.]
John Burrell
01423 566112
17 Dec 05
Holbeck Moor Mummers 21:30 Malham, Buck Inn
[Now in their 43rd year, still with three original members of which Geoffrey W.Wood, at the age of 82, is still playing The Doctor.]
Brian Senior
0113 2931371
17 Dec 05 Knaresborough Mummers 20:00 Knaresborough, various pubs
[Contact John Burrell on 01423 566112 for details of pubs visited.]
John Burrell
01423 566112
18 Dec 05
Middleton Mummers 12:45 Middleton, Cowling
[12.45pm Middleton performance is weather permitting]
Mark Barnes
01535 637352
- - 13:30 Sutton-in-Craven, Bay Horse -
- - 14:15 Sutton-in-Craven, Kings Arms -
- - 15:00 Sutton-in-Craven, Black Bull -
- - 16:00 Cross Hills, Old White Bear -
- - 17:00 Cowling, Bay Horse -
20 Dec 05
Knaresborough Mummers 20:00 Harrogate, various pubs
[Contact John Burrell on 01423 566112 for details of pubs visited.]
John Burrell
01423 566112
23 Dec 05
Fylingdales Guizers - Fylingdales
[Out in the Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay area.]
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27 Dec 05
Knaresborough Mummers 00:00 Nidderdale, various pubs
[Contact John Burrell on 01423 566112 for details of pubs visited.]
John Burrell
01423 566112
30 Dec 05
Knaresborough Mummers 20:00 Easingwold area, various pubs
[Contact John Burrell on 01423 566112 for details of pubs visited.]
John Burrell
01423 566112
06 Jan 06
Knaresborough Mummers 20:00 Marton area, various pubs
[Contact John Burrell on 01423 566112 for details of pubs visited.]
John Burrell
01423 566112
- - 20:00 Marton area, various pubs
[Details of pubs visited on team's website - subject to last minute changes. Ring John Burrell 01423 566112 for final details.]
-
17 Dec 06
Knaresborough Mummers 20:15 Harrogate, Salt Box
[Bluye Stots Tour. Details of pubs visited on team's website - subject to last minute changes. Ring John Burrell 01423 566112 for final details.]
John Burrell
01423 566112
- - 20:40 Harrogate, Coach & Horses -
- - 21:00 Harrogate, Tap & Spile -
- - 21:20 Harrogate, The Muckles -
- - 21:45 Harrogate, Iron Duke -
- - 22:15 Harrogate, Hales Bar -
- - 22:30 Harrogate, Old Bell Tavern -
22 Dec 06
Knaresborough Mummers 20:00 Knaresborough, The Carriages
[Blue Stots Tour. Details of pubs visited on team's website - subject to last minute changes. Ring John Burrell 01423 566112 for final details.]
John Burrell
01423 566112
- - 20:15 Knaresborough, Borough Bailiff -
- - 20:30 Knaresborough, The Groves -
- - 20:45 Knaresborough, Royal Oak -
- - 21:00 Knaresborough, Blind Jack's -
- - 21:30 Knaresborough, Castle vaults -
- - 21:45 Knaresborough, George & Dragon -
- - 22:10 Knaresborough, Mother Shipton's -
- - 22:40 Knaresborough, Yorkshire Lass -
29 Dec 06
Knaresborough Mummers 19:45 Ripley, Boar's Head
[Blue Stots Tour. Details of pubs visited on team's website - subject to last minute changes. Ring John Burrell 01423 566112 for final details.]
John Burrell
01423 566112
- - 20:15 Hampsthwaite, Joiner's Arms -
- - 20:45 Birstwith, The Station -
- - 21:15 Birstwith, Stonehouse Inn -
- - 21:45 Dacre Banks, Royal Oak -
- - 22:15 Darley, Wellington -
30 Dec 06
Knaresborough Mummers 20:00 Crayke, Durham Ox
[Blue Stots Tour. Details of pubs visited on team's website - subject to last minute changes. Ring John Burrell 01423 566112 for final details.]
John Burrell
01423 566112
- - 20:30 Easingwold, The Angel -
- - 20:45 Easingwold, The George -
- - 21:20 Raskelf, Three Tuns -
- - 21:45 Brafferton, The Oak Tree -
- - 22:00 Helperby, The Farmers Inn -
- - 22:20 Helperby, Half Moon -
- - 22:40 Helperby, Golden Lion -
06 Jan 07
Knaresborough Mummers 20:00 Ferrensby, General Tarleton
[Details of pubs visited on team's website - subject to last minute changes. Ring John Burrell 01423 566112 for final details.]
John Burrell
01423 566112
- - 20:20 Arkendale, Blue Bell -
- - 20:40 Minskip, White Swan -
- - 21:00 Aldborough, Ship -
- - 21:30 Cattal, Victoria -
- - 22:00 Little Ouseburn, Green Tree -
- - 22:30 Marton cum Grafton, Punchbowl -

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