Tuesday, December 18, 2012
The mummer's song by Bud Davidge and Ian Wallace
This is why I enjoy finding books with different Christmas traditions. When I was in Canada many years ago I bought this book The Mummer's Song. Mummers are a Christmas tradition in Newfoundland bought there by the early settlers from Ireland and West Country of England.
For 12 days after Christmas you can expect a knock at the door. You will be greeted by a group of local people in outlandish fancy dress. Invite them in and try to guess who they are. Share some hospitality and fruit cake and enjoy some music and dancing. My copy of this book came with a cassette tape but you can hear the song here.