There is a community living in Newfoundland whose ancestors come from the south east of Ireland (Wexford, Waterford area ) They still speak with the same accents and dialect and a lot of the traditions are the same. The Wexford area still has a very strong tradition of Mummers.
Mummers Making a Comeback
It's a tradition that is still very strong here in Ireland. Back in the late 70's a local play write, wrote and composed the music to the Mummers of Rellig. Myself and some friends were the orchestra for the play. We performed at the Listowel writers week and came away with the top prize.
There is a link within Strumelia's original post link: Mummers Song by Simini - Newfoundland Original Uncut Version in case you missed it. Looks like so much fun. Makes me wish I was a Newfy.
OH WOW WOW WOW....I'm going to look this up on Google. Never heard of it before...but in Hawaii for 30 years....a lot of stuff I didn't learn about, but other stuff I did. now off for learnings. how fun, a whole parade playing banjos and looking like this? aloha, irene
The Mummers may be making a comeback up north, but here in Pennsylvania they are an 118 year old tradition. http://phillymummers.com . I always liked the string band tradition. All those folks walk down the parade route in fancy costumes playing banjos. I'm glad to see it being picked up again in Newfoundland.
"The dulcimer sings a sweet song." And the banjo can be loud and raucous.
I enjoyed this article about the resurgence of an old 'Mummers' tradition in Newfoundland...
Those irritated by grain of sand best avoid beach.
-Strumelia proverb c.1990
updated by @strumelia: 10/27/19 12:02:25PM