Christmas rhymers and mummers in Ireland.
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Published by Guizer P. in Ibstock (Leics.) .
Written in English


  • Folk drama, Irish.,
  • Mumming plays.

Book details:

LC ClassificationsPR8870.M8 G3
The Physical Object
Pagination44 p.
Number of Pages44
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5156544M
LC Control Number74407649

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9 Aug - Other groups throughout the island of Ireland promoting the ancient tradition of Mumming. See more ideas about Ireland, Christmas in ireland and St brigid pins. Kevin Danaher's The Year in Ireland The Armagh Rhymers Origins of mumming Mummer's Play Images: Armagh Rhymers Joe McGowna's Sligo Heritage website where you will find a great article on Mummers and Strawboys. As Joe points out, . Wexford mummers are typically dressed in long, dark- coloured trousers, light-coloured. or white shirts, peaked Caps, Sashes and rosettes, and the predominating in all the accessories are those in the flag of the Republic of Ireland, green and gold. The drawing on the title page isbased on a verbal description of a member of one of. Mummers' plays are folk plays performed by troupes of amateur actors, traditionally all male, known as mummers or guisers (also by local names such as rhymers, pace-eggers, soulers, tipteerers, wrenboys, and galoshins).It refers particularly to a play in which a number of characters are called on stage, two of whom engage in a combat, the loser being revived by a doctor .

Christmas Rhymers and Mummers by E. R. R. Green A number of versions of the rhymers or mummers play, as it is variously known, have been received from the north of Ireland by the Irish Folklore Commission in response to a questionnaire on Christmas customs sent out in These versions.   Mummery probably arrived in Ireland from England where disguised actors performed at various times of the year such as at Christmastime, New Years, and pre-Lenten celebrations. The players were called mummers, or guisers (performers in disguise), or Christmas rhymers. The dialogue of the play was spoken in rhymes. Enniskillen, from a photograph dated , and Henry Glassie’s illustration of the mummers ‘Doin the Town’ as remembered in the s. I like the way the book is set out. One section transcribes a number of conversations that Glassie has with people who remembered – and had been involved with – the mumming tradition. 23 Nov - 26ú Nollaig/26th December Dreoilín, dreoilín, rí na n-éin The Wren, the wren, the King of all birds 9 pins.

in 'The Christmas Rhymers in the North of Ireland', Notes and Queries, 4th Series, 10 (). In his list of plays from Ulster and northeast Leinster, Green in included Patterson's version and the Nicholson chapbook as separate entries. The Nicholson chapbook was reproduced as a supplement to The Irish Book-Lover, 16 (). UCD News Nuacht UCD. Posted: 05 December Make way for the Mummers. For some, Christmas is a time for children, for holly and mistletoe, for giving and receiving. For others, it’s the season of Mumming, a centuries-old mid-winter tradition of folk drama that involves dressing in strange disguise costumes and sometimes performing a series.   This couplet from Hewitt’s ‘An old woman remembers.. Christmas ’ reminded me of my earlier promise to return to the story of the Mummers. They were also known as the Christmas Rhymers. My mother recalls their visits to her home in Sheetrim, Cullyhanna in the ’s and, bless her, still has a few of their rhymes.   The play was brought to Ireland by English and Scottish settlers in the s (despite what fanciful notions you may read on other websites) and is related to the medieval mystery plays. The mummers play is an example of the Hero-Combat play, one of the prototypes of English folk drama and deals with the theme of death and revival.