All Silver and No Brass: An Irish Christmas Mumming / Edition 1

All Silver and No Brass: An Irish Christmas Mumming / Edition 1

by Henry Glassie
     
 

ISBN-10: 0812211391

ISBN-13: 9780812211399

Pub. Date: 01/28/1976

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

For the general reader as for the folklorist, this is a fascinating, vivid, and sensitive account that, through its portraits of individuals and of a community, offers a unique insight into a folk custom of the Christmas season.

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For the general reader as for the folklorist, this is a fascinating, vivid, and sensitive account that, through its portraits of individuals and of a community, offers a unique insight into a folk custom of the Christmas season.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812211399
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
01/28/1976
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,425,763
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1100L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Bright Waters, Green Isle: A Preface
Acknowledgments

Four Conversations
—Ellen Cutler: I Loved to See the Mummers Come
—Hugh Nolan: I'll Tell You the Way It Was
—Peter and Joseph Flanagan: A Little Entertainment
—Michael Boyle: We Used to Mum in Our Country
Rhyme and Reason
Survival: The Ould Customary Thing
Geography: A Custom in These Islands
Performance: Go in with a Vengeance
Meaning: The Performance of the Season
Function: To Bring Unity amongst Them
Envoi
Fare Thee Well for a While

Glossary
Bibliography
Notes
Index

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