Heritage Week 2018 we recreated a mumming play and some Carolan tunes
On a chilly April 30th in 2018 we hosted a Beltane Campfire and Music session!
For the last couple of years we have been recreating mumming plays at the castle during Heritage Week. We collated extant mumming plays from 1600-1800 and merged them into a short play. We wanted to have it more like one in the 1500s. Our characters included the Doctor, Prince George, Turkey Champion, Dragon, Father Christmas, St. Patrick and Beelzebub. This was our second year and we gathered more people and made improvements in both our costumes, participants and audience! We rehearsed at the castle and then performed it at Tacumshane Old School. We were thrilled to get a performance from the Drinagh Mummers too!