FTX-103 - WALK IN, ST. GEORGE

DORSET & DEVONSHIRE MUMMERS

Christmas Mummers at Symondsbury & Eype, near Bridport, Dorset - a revival of the local Christmas folk play by Peter Kennedy & Bertram Legg were recorded at a village performance in 1954. It ends with THE SINGING OF THE TRAVELS, a discourse between the husbandman and servantman, sung as the actors circle around Father Christmas. The tune, played on the carillon of Bridport church, is also used in an arrangement by Peter for his Haymakers Band, made for the filming of the play
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  Mummers at Sidmouth (Devon) in 1908

William & James Bartlett, Albert Burton, Keith Eveleigh, John Hodder, Sidney Hoskins, William & James Perrott, David Shiner, Alfred & Ernest Tuck & lady: Margaret Bartlett

At Sidmouth, in Devon, the whole play was recorded from one man, Arthur BAKER, who managed to remember nearly all the speeches, all the songs and talked about their last performance in 1908

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