Mummer’s Dance

Harlequin antics
Traveling entertainers
Wide curtsies and bows


This song refers to the seasonal Mummers Play performed by groups of actors, often as house-to-house visits.

Mummers Plays (also known as mumming) are seasonal folk plays performed by troupes of actors known as mummers or guisers, originally thought to be from England but there are early examples from Ireland.

Those plays are believed to have their origins in the second millennium (B.C.E.), but later in other parts of the world. They are sometimes performed in the street but more usually as house-to-house visits and in public houses.

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© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2012

Mummer’s Dance


About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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4 Responses to Mummer’s Dance

  1. We still have the mummers in the Cotswolds, they travel around villages and Inns performing. We also have Morris Dancers who are similar as they dress up and dance out a story. I had a group of them at my 60th birthday party ~ it was brilliant!


    • becca givens says:

      How delightful … I would enjoy witnessing! From what I read, the essentials are very similar to our Mardi Gras in Louisiana (my home area) … in fact, when I was looking for an image to use — a photo came up. Ours, however, is traditionally started on Twelfth Night after Christmas. Thank you for sharing!! Have a blessed weekend. 😀


  2. Gorgeous take on ‘all souls day’. Thank you for sharing on Carpe Diem.


  3. Raven says:

    Fascinating information, I enjoy learning something new. Thank you.


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