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|Caption||Enniscorthy Fleadh Ceoil (1967)|
|Programme||In the Merry Month of May|
The Blackwater Mummers make their way down a street as they prepare to perform a Morris dance, during the Enniscorthy Fleadh Ceoil in County Wexford, in May 1967. They are being watched by a substantial crowd; musical accompaniment is provided by a fiddle player and accordionist. The term 'mummers' dates from medieval times, and is used to refer to different kinds of street performers, some of whom may perform seasonal folk plays either on the street or in houses and pubs.
RTÉ Television broadcast a programme about the Enniscorthy Fleadh Ceoil, 'In the Merry Month of May', on 4 October 1967. It concentrated mainly on the visitors attending this festival of traditional Irish music. A brief article on the programme was published in the RTÉ Guide of 29 September 1967. 'In the Merry Month of May' was RTÉ's entry for the 1967 Golden Harp competition.
|Collection||RTÉ Stills Department|
|Date of photograph||
(01/May/1967 - 01/May/1967)