Tuesday, 22 December 2015

Walk in room, walk in

The Mummers play is something that has fascinated me since my school days - I think it does stem from doing a Punch & Judy show at a very young age and something like that, if the spark catches, can ignite a flame that keeps on going. 

This superb film, made locally in my part of West Dorset, is about the Symondsbury Mummers - made with help from the English Folk Dance and Song Society, Cecil Sharp no less!

It's quite a long film at an hour, but if there is one bit you must see it is at 29 minutes - the original vintage film made by Cecil Sharp and the EFDS - magnificent stuff. Happy Christmas!

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