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Christmas rhymers and mummers in Ireland.

Alan Gailey

Christmas rhymers and mummers in Ireland.

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Published by Guizer P. in Ibstock (Leics.) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Folk drama, Irish.,
  • Mumming plays.

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

    Glengad Rhymers. The Christmas rhymers in the pictures appeared in the Strand Hotel, Ballyliffin, Co Donegal in December If I recall correctly, they were touring hotels as part of a fund-raising project and I happened to be in the hotel on a staff Christmas outing. Captain Christmas - Christmas Chantycle (, ). This is a nautical captain. This is a nautical captain. Gabrielle - Viadopolis Mummers' Play (“Simahoyo”, no date)Author: Peter Millington. The Second Book of Christmas Carols. London: Reid Bros, London: Reid Bros, D’Urfey, T. Wit and Mirth; or, Pills to Purge Melancholy; Being a Collection of the Best Merry Ballads and Songs, Old and New. Mumming was used as a means of entertaining at feasts and functions, particular mention is made of one feast where torch bearers lead the same number of mummers in, who would do acrobatics in a variety of costumes, including animal costumes.


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Christmas rhymers and mummers in Ireland. by Alan Gailey Download PDF EPUB FB2

Christmas Rhymers.—In the north of Ireland as Christmas drew near it was customary to get up a company of Rhymers who went round the shops and private dwellings reciting their rhymes and collecting were the latter day descendants of the mummers of olden times, who at times of festivity played their pranks for the amusement of their fellows as well as their own.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Gailey, Alan. Christmas rhymers and mummers in Ireland. Ibstock (Leics.), Guizer P., (OCoLC) 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. 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 Christmas rhymers and mummers in Ireland. book 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 datedand 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.

Christmas rhymers and mummers in Ireland. book   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. Weird Christmas Traditions Around the World: The best-known Latvian Christmas tradition is an odd custom called mumming. "Mummers" wear an assortment of masks, the most traditional ones include faces (Best Christmas Traditions) Mummers performing in Mayday celebrations in the Ulster Folk and Transport Museum pins.

The lullaby book, London Daiken, L., Out goes she, Dublin Dean-Smith, M., A guide to English folk-song collections, – Douglas, N., London street games, London (first published ) Durrell, G., My family and other animals, Harmondsworth (first ed.

) Gailey, A., Christmas rhymers and mummers in Ireland, Ibstock. Men dressed in straw also took part in seasonal musical performances at Christmas and the New Year (mummers, Christmas rhymers and wrenboys), on St Brigid’s Day (biddyboys), on May Day and Hallowe’en, in harvest dances, and also in games at wakes, into the twentieth century.

Posts about Crookham Village Mummers written by Robert. Troglodytidae (cave dweller) is such a small bird: here at Nead an Iolair we occasionally catch sight of him darting out from thick, seemingly impenetrable bushes close to the bird feeder – his movements seem more like a mouse.

Small, yet in mythology he’s a giant – King of the Birds in several traditions:. Chapbook versions of The Christmas Rhime or The Mummer's Own Book were published in Belfast, c A mummers' play from Ballybrennan, County Wexford, Ireland, dating from aroundwas published in It is from the.

The Armagh Rhymers continue the ancient custom of performing rituals on festival days from both the Christian and pre-Christian periods in Ireland, such as Bealtaine, Samhain and St Brigid’s day. They also practice the house visiting tradition of.

The use of tradition: essays presented to G.B. Thompson (Book) 4 editions published Christmas rhymers and mummers in Ireland by Alan Gailey (Book) 7 editions published.

The two main clusters of Christmas names occur in Hampshire on the south coast of England and in east Northern Ireland. In Ireland, they are "Christmas Rhymers", and this name is associated with the title of the chapbook script published in Belfast from the start of the 19th century (Smyth & Lyons, ) to the early 20th century (Boyes et.

Welcome to Dusty Bluebells, a digital exhibition based on recordings and manuscripts of children’s songs, rhymes and riddles made by song collector Hugh Shields (–). Collected from the oral tradition across 10 counties in Ireland, the exhibition features individual songs, rhymes and riddles.

There are sound recordings featuring 66 performers. Posts about THE CHRISTMAS rhymers written by djwolfenden. The Spirit of Ireland (Batsford ), prefatorily addressed to better class of English tourist since the others who visit would need no formal introduction to ‘the ordinary Irish’, described as.

This banner text can have markup. web; books; video; audio; software; images; Toggle navigation. 'Christmas Rhymers and Mummers' in the Ulster Journal of Archaeology, 3rd series, vol. 9, Gregory, Lady Augusta 'Our Irish Theatre' in Harrington, John P (ed.) Modern Irish Drama. New York: Norton, Guest, Edith M.

'Irish Sheela-na-gigs' in Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries in Ireland. Huizinga, Johan. Chapbook versions of The Christmas Rhime or The Mummer's Own Book were published in Belfast, c A mummers' play from Ballybrennan, County Wexford, Ireland, dating from around –18, was published init is from the 19th century that the.

Annotated Book List compiled by Ron Shuttleworth. This list originally appeared in my So You Want to Start Mumming- (): Gailey, Alan Christmas Rhymers and Mummers in Ireland Guizer Press, Ibstock.

() 44pp. Fine appraisal, much information, two plates. Michael Beame's book Peasants and Power: the Whiteboy Movements and their Control in Pre-Famine Ireland, which deals with insurgency at the close of the 18th / beginning of the 19th centuries, points out that, as well as folk drama playing a part in the cultural survival of rural communities, that there is an interesting overlap between the.

Gailey, Alan, ‘"Mummers" and Christmas Rhymers’ Plays in Ireland: The Problem of Distribution’, Ulster Folklife, 24 (), () 38 (rec) Galgay, Frank, & Michael McCarthy, A Christmas Box (St John’s Nfld: Harry Cuff) [includes numerous references to.

Mummers are also known as Christmas Rhymers or Straw Boys and in places as Wren Boys. The Wren Boy tradition is slightly different. Taking place on Saint Stephen’s day (Boxing day), it involved the hunting of a wren, taking it either dead or still alive around the countryside and saying rhymes and asking for money.

The textual links between The Peace Egg Book and the Belfast Christmas Rhime Books are analysed, as are the parallels to an Irish-influenced oral tradition set out in a manuscript of Subject: need info about 'Wrenning' From: Blackcat2 Date: 16 Dec 99 " The Mummers or Christmas Rhymers "Mumming has been a feature of life in various parts of Ireland for centuries and the Christmas Mummers ('Christmas rhymers' of 'Hogmanay men' as they were also known) were once a familiar sight in many places.

Glengad Rhymers. The Christmas rhymers in the pictures appeared in the Strand Hotel, Ballyliffin, Co Donegal in December If I recall correctly, they were touring hotels as part of a fund-raising project and I happened to be in the hotel on a staff Christmas outing.

Straw boys "Mummers" in rural Ireland. You can read more about this tradition by clicking link. Straw boys at Wren Day Yes, this is actually a photo of men walking through the forest near our home today dressed like haystacks and carrying clubs. Christmas during the Forgetting - Resilience Straw boys "Mummers" in rural Ireland.

In everyone’s favorite Christmas classic, A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens writes, “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.” We each celebrate and honor Christmas in our own way and with our own traditions.

Brits celebrate Christmas with traditions like Mumming, Morris Dancing, and Pantos. I’d never heard of [ ]. For more information: "Christmas in Ireland," a book produced by the World Book Encyclopedia (Chicago, ; LCCN ) includes more information in St.

Stephen's Day in Ireland, including several illustrations. eating and drinking. > > > > And what of Christmas Rhymers or Mummers, a group of > > young men who perform a > > little play.

CHRISTMAS RHYMERS AND MUMMERS IN IRELAND. (SIGNED) GAILEY, Alan. Published by Rural Houses of the North of Ireland. Alan Gailey. Published by John Donald Preface by Alan book has one stamp from A.A.

library on the page detailing publication data(4cm by 4cm).There is no other stamps in the rest of the book. Fear of the Banshee still runs deep in the Irish country psyche.

I am a hardened Third Millennium guy, who doesn’t believe in that kind of thing, but, as the old storyteller, who didn’t believe either, once told me, ‘they’re there, just the same.’ Woman spirit of the fairies, it roughly translates.

I learned of Read moreThe Fifth of December. Chapbook versions of The Christmas Rhime or The Mummer's Own Book were published in Belfast, c [7] A mummers' play from Ballybrennan, County Wexford, Ireland, dating from aroundwas published in [8] Thomas Hardy's novel The Return of the Native () has a fictional depiction of a mummers' play on Edgon Heath.

It was. Annotated Book List. Table of Contents Christmas Mumming in Newfoundland. Essays in Anthropology, Folklore and History. [D] University of Toronto Press. ( / ) [ISBN / ISBN ] pp. Christmas Rhymers and Mummers in Ireland. The poem refers to the mumming plays practiced at Christmas when troupes of young men, or ‘Rhymers’ would enter and perform in the houses of both communities in the North.

This practice also informed ‘Room to Rhyme’, the Arts Council sponsored tour of several towns in Northern Ireland by Heaney and Michael Longley and the folk.Maps derived from eERD data, and data from other sources is available for re-use under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike licence 13 found 1 St.

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