Cornish Mummers Play

Posted By dreamersfolk on Jan 15, 2018


Its become a tradition at Dreamers folk that at the turning of the

year a merry band of minstrels come along to entertain us!

Father Christmas, a Doctor, Beelzebub, a Turk, and his Father the

King of Egypt and of course our hero, St Piran of Cornwall.

Dressed to impress, the combatants enter the room and challenge St Piran (the patron Saint of Cornwall ) to a sword fight to the death, fortunately one of the band is a “quack” doctor who, for a price can cure any ailment, so miraculously they all survive.

The amateur dramatics, with much forgetting of lines, are aided and abetted by much heckling and cheering from the Dreamers audience, which all adds to the atmosphere and the New Year is well and truly welcomed in.

Much thanks are due to the wondering minstrels aka The Rum & Shrub Shantymen.