All Silver and No Brass: An Irish Christmas Mumming

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University of Pennsylvania Press, 1975 - Social Science - 192 pages
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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.

 

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Contents

Tell You the Way It Was i
11
A Little Entertainment
21
We Used to Mum in Our Country
38
RHYME AND REASON
51
A Custom in These Islands
68
Go in with a Vengeance
76
The Performance of the Season
94
To Bring Unity amongst Them
122
Fare Thee Well for a While
145
Glossary
153
Bibliography
162
Notes 770
168
Index
189
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About the author (1975)

Henry Glassie is College Professor of Folklore at Indiana University. He is the author of Art and Life in Bangladesh, Irish Folktales, The Spirit of Folk Art, and Pattern in the Material Folk Culture of the Eastern United States, which is also available from the University of Pennsylvania Press.

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