Coffee & Culture: Music & Mummering


Date: Dec 5
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Where: Theatre

Singing, playing instruments, or carrying a boombox the mummers often come with music. In this presentation you will learn more about the music traditions associated with mummering. The ugly stick, for example, has played a large role in Newfoundland times throughout the years. It's about four feet long, on which bottle caps, tin cans, small bells and other noisemakers are attached. It is played by thumping the stick, and striking its attachments with a 'saw' --a notched stick that really gets those bottle-caps rattling! Learn more about accordions, fiddles, and spoons, and try your hand at playing an ugly stick. Researcher and folklorist Terra Barrett will be joined by some special guests in this multimedia presentation on music and mummering. In partnership with the Mummers Festival Event. ASL/English Interpreting Services are available through NLAD by request only to ASLservices@therooms.ca or 709-757-8090. We will do our best to accommodate requests made within two weeks of the scheduled event. Photo credit: Greg Locke.

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