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mummer

1. one of a group of masked performers in folk play or mime
2. a mime artist
3. Humorous or derogatory an actor
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Understanding that many of the children at the hospital were unable to attend the Mummers New Year's Day Parade, Republic Bank brought members of the Golden Sunrise Fancy Division for a surprise visit.
Mummers could also visit your home and sweep your hearth humming as they worked which is where the name mummer came from.
Mummers plays have been performed for centuries by people from rural communities dressed in imaginatively makeshift costumes and staged in streets, courtyards, pub car parks, front gardens, any location where there is enough space to ring a bell or stage a sword fight.
After getting a close-range blast from one of their hunting horns, Charles commended the of Aughakillymaude mummers, who still perform mid-winter plays to ward off evil spirits, for keeping the century-old rural art alive.
The village green was the obvious place to play, but the doorsteps of the gentry always brought in more cash, and here the Mummers jostled for position, alongside the Wassailers and the carol singers.
It also considers fiddle playing and dancing, the dance tunes, the Killyramer Christmas Rhymers and Mummers, and shinny playing and hurling.
Children can try their hand at making old-fashioned Christmas sweetmeats or listen to the servants rehearsing for a Christmas mummers play, then hear a chilling Christmas ghost story.
THE MUMMERS Tale To Tell ( Big Badd Drum) FROM the moment Tale To Tell begins, you're walking around a carnival, with oompah rhythms, Wurlitzers and staccato brass creating a heady atmosphere.
Carole King will be dropping by, and Brighton trio the Mummers will be making their TV debuts.
MEMBERS of the Dark Age mummers group entertained the crowds at the Rothbury Musical Festival in July 1986.
Christmas mummers are easy to spot in Newfoundland, even in the middle of a hot July.
The New Zealand-born artist said his work was inspired by the Byker Mummers, a group of actors whose medieval traditions see the players sweep the stage or floor before performing their act.