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About this issue of "Rattle Up My Boys"

Summary: Series 6 Issue 4

Published: Summer 1997

Editor: Trevor Stone

Featured in this issue:

  • Green Ginger Morris and the Goathland Story (p1-2)
  • Freemasonry and the Papa Stour Dance (p2-3)
  • A lock with three Swords? (p3)
  • Photos from the 1996 Sword Gathering (p4-5)
  • The spin-off from the 1996 Sword Gathering continues (p4)
  • Second Sword Spectacular (p5)
  • 25 years of East Saxon Sword (p6)
  • Obituaries: Southport Musician dies (p6-7)
  • Obituaries: Peter Clarke, Grenoside dancer (p7-8)
  • Long Awaited Book (p8)
  • Early painting of a sword dance (p8)
  • News from “over there” (p8)
  • Tracing the Boosebeck Tulips (p8)
  • Swords at Sidmouth (p8)

Content Analysis


This issue delves into the intricate history of Green Ginger Morris and the Goathland Plough Stots, exploring the folklore and historical complexities between the groups. It also covers the revival and performances of various sword dances by different teams, including those at major festivals such as Whitby Folk Festival and the Hull Whaling Festival. Additionally, it announces upcoming events like the 1998 Sword Gathering, offers insights into the relationship between Freemasonry and the Papa Stour Sword Dance, and features retrospectives and obituaries of key figures in the sword dancing community.

Featured sides

Green Ginger Morris; Goathland Plough Stots; Folk Union One; Portobello Scout Troupe Morris Dancers; Whitby Folk Festival; Ampleforth dance team; Nether Poppleton dance team; Coventry Mummers; Quevaucamps; East Saxon Sword; Royal Earsdon Rapper team; Stevenage Sword; Redcar Sword Dancers; Southport Swords; Ryburn Sword; Orion Sword; Bystrice pod Lopenikem team; Lange Wapper; Pas d’ La Yau.

Featured events

Hull Whaling Festival; 1998 Sword Gathering; Longsword weekend at Malton; 1996 Sword Spectacular; Half Lent event in Antwerp; Chippenham Folk Festival; Half Moon Sword Ale in New York; Iron Acton Folk Festival; memorial concert for Valerie Pilfold.


#Editor: Trevor Stone
#Citation: Rattle Up My Boys (RUMB), 6(4),


Last updated: 1 July 2024

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