Virtual Scuff 'n Scoff
Featuring The Mummers & The Paupers
2:45 pm to 3:00 pm NL time | Saturday, December 12 Mummers Festival Facebook Live
The Mummers Festival and Parade always ends with a lively party.
Join us online right after the Virtual Mummers Parade on December 12 as we have a good 'ol Virtual Scoff 'n Scuff. We'll provide the live music with a wicked performance by The Mummers and The Paupers!
From your home you can scuff along to the jigs and reels of local Newfoundland musicians. Don't forget to source out some Purity syrup, and some tasty cakes & cookies.
Submit your best scuffin' and scoffin' photos and we'll enter you into a draw for a dandy Purity Gift Package filled with traditional Newfoundland syrup, cookies and peppermint knobs!
A long-time favorite with the Mummers Festival, the Mummers and the Paupers typically fill our post-Parade concert with hundreds of dancing mummers. In 2020, they are kindly offering a virtual version for everyone to enjoy!
The Mummers and the Paupers is a 10 member mummers troupe with a repertoire of music, dance,
skits, stories and recitations. The troupe performs as both a roaming group and as a stage act. When circulating through a crowd, the musicians typically play guitar, accordion, fiddle, banjo and bodhran while being accompanied by a hobby horse and dancers.
For on-stage performances, the troupe reconfigures with the addition of harp, upright bass, harmonica and jig dolls. The troupe is one of the few local groups to use the old jig doll percussion instrument in its performances.
The performance repertoire includes stories, recitations, skits, dance and music - traditional Newfoundland songs, Christmas carols, traditional Irish tunes, English Morris dances, folk and country favourites and kitchen party waltzes.
Costumes continue to evolve, but are very much in the classic Newfoundland and Labrador tradition.The troupe has performed for a variety of clients ranging from local charities to international conferences.