In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- On a happier note the young mummers from the village surprised one of their teachers by appearing at her wedding in Monaghan.
- The mummers wore oversized, wire-constructed costumes and carried little umbrellas as they mummed along.
- George and the Dragon was played all over the country by bands of mummers, who would blacken their faces with soot and wear animal masks and ragged costumes - some morris dance groups echo these once-pagan traditions today.
- She told me about a time when the mummers were all getting together after they had been out for a while performing and collecting and they were having what was known as the mummers dance or ball.
- Carol singing, Morris-men, mummers, community plays are just a few of the traditions under threat from what is seen as an arbitrary piece of legislation.
- And in come the mummers, faces muffled and painted, outlandishly costumed in multicolored skirts, frock coats, long-johns, turned jackets, stuffed pants.
- Since the Living History Society rekindled the mummers tradition some five years ago the youngsters involved have gone from strength to strength as well as raise funds for various charities.
- Originally they were mummers, performing traditional plays, and they then became known as waits, who would tour the town every evening before Christmas.
- While the traditional roles are not always filled by the same mummers, they have their favourites.
- You can hardly move for minstrels, mummers and madcaps: the rolling programme of ye olde entertainment includes music from the Singing Plague Victims and have-a-go heraldry for youngsters.
- The young Mummers have gained quite a reputation and they were most recently involved in teaching a group off young people from Derrynoose the mummers rhymes.
- Bulgaria welcomed 2003 with a blend of the modern and the traditional, with revellers jamming open-air concerts and mummers parading to ward off evil spirits.
actor o actriz especializado en la representación de obras teatrales de género folclórico-tradicional
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