Avalon String Band

Avalon String Band on the Ocean City Boardwalk

Have you ever done the Mummers Strut? Mummers Night is coming up and you don’t want to miss out. 

So what exactly is a Mummer? Simply stated, it is any person involved in the fantasy of song, dance, and costume splendor. Traditionally, Mummers spend a whole year getting ready, making skits and costumes and rehearsing their performances for the New Year’s Parade held every January 1 in Philadelphia. 

Mummers have roots tracing all the way back to ancient Egypt. But they are best documented during the medieval period. During this time, the Mummers play was a popular past time for the poor. 

You can take a look at some pictures of Avalon String Band’s previous visits to the Ocean City Boardwalk below.


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