Galoshins: The Scottish Folk Play

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Edinburgh University Press, 1992 - Social Science - 303 pages
"In Galoshins, Brian Hayward provides a new, and much-needed, study of the Scottish folk play of Hallowe'en and Hogmanay. Cousin to the English Mummers' play and to the Irish Christmas Rhymers' custom, Galoshins has a tradition in Scotland that can be retraced to the thirteenth century. The story of this neglected folk custom is not only valuable in itself, but also in the new perspective it offers on Scottish lowland traditions and social history. In his study, Brian Hayward not only records the texts, locations, calendar dates and customs of performance but also places them in their historical context. Students and enthusiasts of drama, folklore studies, social history and Scottish traditions will find this a fascinating and rewarding volume."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Contents

Internal History
8
Geographical Distribution
16
Oral Transmission and the Chapbook
24
Postscript
36
Areas and Arenas
43
Said Sung and Acted
49
The Followers
60
The Singing and the Collection
66
Galoshins The Meaning of the Name
72
Notes
84
Introduction
91
The Collectors
295
Recommended Further Reading
301
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