Chester Jones’ Ale Soulcakers

Where: Chester, Cheshire at various pubs in town
When: Early December (formerly late October -mid November)
Time: 8.30 onwards


Jones’ Ale Soulcakers are a Chester based group who perform a traditional Cheshire souling play. Originally taking place in late October and November each year, the season has now shifted to early December. Souling is a type of mumming with the usual hero/combat folk play involving revival of one of the combatants by a doctor, but with the addition of a wild hobby horse; these plays are associated with the period around All Souls Day, hence the name of the group. Jones’ Ale are revivalist team who have been performing for 40 years and attract a large crowd!

Helpful Hints

The group perform at various pubs in the City of Chester often over several nights in their season -check the link for exact details.

Click here for their schedule (make sure you select the right year!!) :

Clcik here for their facebook page :!/pages/Jones-Ale-Soul-Cakers/101793779889669?v=info

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