All Silver and No Brass

All Silver and No Brass
An Irish Christmas Mumming

Henry Glassie

1976 | 224 pages | Paper $24.95
Anthropology | Cultural Studies
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Table of Contents

Bright Waters, Green Isle: A Preface
Acknowledgments

Four Conversations
—Ellen Cutler: I Loved to See the Mummers Come
—Hugh Nolan: I'll Tell You the Way It Was
—Peter and Joseph Flanagan: A Little Entertainment
—Michael Boyle: We Used to Mum in Our Country
Rhyme and Reason
Survival: The Ould Customary Thing
Geography: A Custom in These Islands
Performance: Go in with a Vengeance
Meaning: The Performance of the Season
Function: To Bring Unity amongst Them
Envoi
Fare Thee Well for a While

Glossary
Bibliography
Notes
Index