Oxford Ramble

Speed the Plough



A Taste of Ale

Six for Gold

Knock at the Knocker, Ring at the Bell

The Robber Bird

Three Quarter Time

The 25th



Internet source

The Fiddler's Companion

Duncormick Mummers’ Jig

The Robber Bird track 9

An Irish single jig from The Darley & McCall Collection of Irish Music (1914), learned from John Chambers' abc collection via the the abc tune search.

According to the Fiddler's Companion Duncormick is a village in the Barony of Bargy, Co. Wexford; the tune was taken down from flutist and farm laborer John Ferguson, of Rathangan, Co. Wexford. The mumming tradition in this part of the world is an old one - mummers at Duncormick are mentioned, for instance, in an article in the Dublin and London Magazine, December 1825 titled "An Irish Christmas Forty Years Since", which takes us back into the eighteenth century. And it would seem that the tradition continues, as evidenced by this notice from the Wexford People, June 2005, of the death of a "noted mummer" and stepdancer, born in Duncormick 89 years previously.

Duncormick Mummers' Jig

Preceded by Christmas Eve