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Christmas mumming in Newfoundland

Christmas mumming in Newfoundland

essays in anthropology, folklore, and history

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Published by University of Toronto Press in Toronto .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mumming -- Newfoundland,
  • Christmas -- Newfoundland,
  • Folklore -- Newfoundland,
  • Newfoundland -- Social life and customs

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Herbert Halpert and G.M. Story.
    ContributionsHalpert, Herbert., Story, G. M. 1927-
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxvi, 250 p. :
    Number of Pages250
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21393243M
    ISBN 100802067670

    Chapter One: Viewing the Universe Through Newfoundland Eyes: The Dictionary of Newfoundland English. Chapter Two: Writing History. Chapter Three: Herbert Halpert and Christmas Mumming in Newfoundland: Collecting Folklore. Chapter Four: Cat Harbour: Anthropologists in Outports. Chapter Five: Peopling of Newfoundland: Mapping Cultural Transfer. Stephen Hay When we think of Christmas in Newfoundland and Labrador, mumming comes to mind, the famous tradition of visiting in disguise.[1] Yet, this is just one of many Christmas customs that Newfoundlanders and Labradoreans enjoyed. Newfoundland and Labrador holiday customs during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century included burning the Yule log and.

    Good, Dustjacket: No Jacket, Soft cover Book: Newfoundland Social and Economic Studies No. 3. Covers are scuffed and creased. Former price sticker on back cover. Halpert, Herbert & Story, G.M. Christmas Mumming in Newfoundland: Essays in Anthropology, Folklore, and History: Univ of Toronto Pr Toronto $ Buy the Paperback Book Any Mummers 'lowed In?: Christmas Mummering Traditions In Newfoundland And Labrador by Dale Jarvis at , Canada's largest bookstore. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders.

    Mummering” is a very old Newfoundland custom that dates back to the time of the earliest settlers who came from England and Ireland. Sometime during the Twelve Days of Christmas, usually on the night of the “Old Twelfth”, People would disguise themselves with old articles of clothing and visit the homes of their friends and neighbours. It certainly did not take me long to discover the rich tradition of English mumming in Newfoundland. My introduction came from Chris Brookes and his affectionate theatrical revivals performed on the streets and in the homes of St. John's Newfoundland, and documented in a whimsical book entitled, " A Public Nuisance ", published in (See.


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The practice of mumming or “janneying” is a world-wide phenomenon connected with religion, ritual and drama. Derived from the British and Irish customs now almost extinct, the Newfoundland mumming tradition, which is still a vital part of the island’s culture, offers a Cited by: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Robertson, Margaret R.

Newfoundland mummers' Christmas house-visit. Ottawa: National Museums of Canada, In “The Christmas Miracle,” miraculous news of a baby’s birth begins the Christmas morning for Windflower and Sheila. With a crisp prose, Martin beautifully explores family bonds, love, friendship, and community spirt along with the glorious Christmas season of Newfoundland, making the book an essential holiday read/5.

CHRISTMAS MUMMING AND THE NEW YEAR IN OUTPORT NEWFOUNDLAND* I "MODERNIZATION" IS AN ALL-ENCOMPASSING TERM FOR SEVERAL different processes.

Two of its fundamental features are indus-trialization (including the spread of wage-labour among a populace and the geographic concentration of wage-labourers), and the decline.

Christmas mumming in Newfoundland; essays in anthropology, folklore, and history, Halpert, Herbert Published by Published for Memorial University of Newfoundland by University of. Early Accounts of Mumming in Newfoundland (Jeremy Moyle) Halpert and Story's Book, Christmas Mumming in NL (Kayla Carroll) Revivals of the Tradition (Piper Jones) Commercialization/Selling of the Tradition (Kate Harvey) 21st Century Re-Imagining (Sholpan.

Mummering today is as every bit a part of a traditional Newfoundland Christmas as turkey dinner. Though much of it may look a lot different than it Christmas mumming in Newfoundland book in the early 's, much remains the same, and any changes have certainly been for the better.

The earliest record of mummering in Canada is in It now takes place each year around Christmas. Also known in Newfoundland as jennying or jannying.

Mummering is a Christmas -time house-visiting tradition practised in Newfoundland, Ireland and parts of the United Kingdom.

Also known as mumming or janneying, it typically involves a group of friends or family who dress in disguise and visit homes within their community or neighbouring communities during the twelve days of Christmas.

If the mummers are welcomed into a house, they often do a variety of. Chapter Three. Herbert Halpert and Christmas Mumming in Newfoundland was published in Observing the Outports on page   Halpert, Herbert and Story, G.M.

Christmas Mumming in Newfoundland. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, Halpert, Herbert. Folklore and Newfoundland: An Informal Introduction to the Materials and Methods of Folklore. Reprinted from: Papers of the Bibliographical Society of Canada/Cahiers de la Société Bibliographique du Canada.

Vol. Christmas mumming in Newfoundland; essays in anthropology, folklore, and history. [Toronto] Published for Memorial University of Newfoundland by University of Toronto Press [] (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Herbert.

Paul Smith Education Building, Rm Department of Folklore Memorial University of Newfoundland St. John's, NL A1B 3X8 Phone: Email:[email protected] Dr. Paul Smith is involved in research on contemporary legend, traditional drama (including the sword dance traditions in Shetland, Christmas mumming in Newfoundland, and issues of mumming and violence), folklore.

& George M. Story (eds) * Christmas Mumming in Newfoundland. Essays in Anthropology, Folklore and History University of Toronto Press. ( / ) [ISBN / ISBN ].

Early patterns of English traditions have sometimes been preserved in former colonial areas (cf 'Appalachian' ballads) and although. In the book Christmas Mumming in Newfoundland, Herbert Halpert put forth the following “Typology of Mumming,” categorizing the various ways in which the practice can be carried out.

A 1. The Informal Visit. a) The house-visit (e.g., Newfoundland janneys). Christmas Mumming in Newfoundland, eds. Herbert Halpert and G. Story, Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Newfoundland mummers' Christmas house-visit. Videos: Mummers & Masks A delightful one-hour documentary that examines the ancient Christmas tradition of mummering. Books: Christmas Mumming in Newfoundland by Herbert Halpert (Editor), G.M. Story (Editor). A Public Nuisance A history of the Newfoundland.

Christmas Mumming in Newfoundland: Essays in Anthropology, Folklore, and History by Herbert Halpert: The Newfoundland guide book, including Labrador and St. Pierre by D. Prowse: Christmas Stories from the Maritimes and Newfoundland by Anne Simpson.

The Christmas tradition of “Mumming” (Mummering) in Old Newfoundland. 08 Dec. The information below is from the book, “ There Never Was A Better Time.”. The novel is a tale of two mischievous young men, who in immigrated to Canada from the small fishing village of Burin Bay in Newfoundland, in the days prior to confederation.

Recommended as the first book for a newcomer to Mumming. Chambers discussed folk plays in his two-volume work The Mediaeval Stage, Clarendon Press, Oxford.

(). Christmas Mumming in Newfoundland. Essays in Anthropology, Folklore and History. [D] University of Toronto Press.

( / ) [ISBN / ISBN ] pp. This story tells of the first Christmas that the family in Newfoundland did not celebrate the holidays together. Christmas in Old Newfoundland Mary Taylor parted the kitchen curtains and gazed thoughtfully across the frozen harbour.

The Long-Banned Tradition of Mummering in Newfoundland Is Making a Comeback Resurrecting a centuries-old Christmas ritual with creepy masks, horse heads, and.

It was adapted when some of the planters from Great Britain settled in Newfoundland, they brought the tradition of mummering with them. At that time there were three types of mummering (or “jannying” or “mumming“). The oldest form was the parade. In St.

John’s, Newfoundland‘s capital city, the Mummer’s Parade was a.