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"Room to Rhyme" - Irish Mumming Research Project

Issue: 
Traditional Drama Forum - No.5

Article type: 
News

Author: 
Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh

[Further information has been obtained regarding the Irish research project first announced in Traditional Drama Forum No.2, April 2001.]

In December 2000, the Department of Irish Folklore (University College Dublin), in partnership with the University of Ulster and the Ulster Folk & Transport Museum, initiated a collaborative project on mumming, entitled ‘Room to Rhyme’.

The goal of the project, which is ongoing, is to document the nature and extent of mumming, particularly in north Connacht and west Ulster where there is a long-standing and vibrant tradition of mumming. Room to Rhyme is supported by the: Department of Foreign AffairsForas na GaeilgeÚdarás na Gaeltachta, and the Ulster Scots Agency.

Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh