Christmas 2012

After a few months off, we are starting to dust-off for 2012. We also hope some of these songs may be heard and sung and some mumming be played and mummed this Christmas. If you’d like to be involved, can contribute to site, would like to invite us to sing songs, etc. or have events to put in the diary please get in touch.

Added Sep-2012 Christ came to Christmas, plus wassails from Brockweir, Badminton, Hampton Fields, Shurdington, Uley and Tetbury, with words of the songs plus archive recordings. [Transcriptions to follow later]

A new book by local mummer Gerald Tween entitled ‘Step In’ is just published. It contains the scripts of 26 mummer’s plays from Gloucestershire, and considerable research from the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library (London) and the Bodleian Library (Oxford) and scripts from the many mumming groups active in the county today. 107 pages, published by Vale Publishing Services ISBN 978-0-9514743-8, printed by KM Reprographics of Gloucester and available from the author, Amazon, or bookshops price £10.95

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