Performance hat, cane and glasses

  • Description

    This set of costume most probably belongs to the tradition of guising plays. Known under different names, the Rhymers or Mummers (usually a group of young adults or children) would go round the houses of their town or village at Easter, Halloween or the New Year and perform comic rhymes around the narrative of a duel. The earliest examples of these plays can be traced back to as far as the 1800s, with numerous examples existing in Ireland. The plays were finished with a tune, with the lyrics; 'Once I was dead but now I'm alive, God bless the doctor that made me alive. A pocket full of money and a cellar full of beer I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.'
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    dynamiclearningmaps
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    Flickr (Flickr)
  • License

    What does this mean? Attribution-ShareAlike License
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    Link: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7417/16405537199_e9af402574.jpg
    Alternate Link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/125620702@N03/16405537199/
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Graham Webster
    Last modified: 2 years, 3 months ago
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