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Mumping tradition still going strong in Stalham

The festive tradition of musical mumping is still going strong in Stalham.

Stalham

 

After spreading the Christmas spirit to communities around Norfolk since November at concerts, fairs and community events, the musicians from Stalham Brass rounded off their festive music making — or 'mumping' as it's locally referred to — with their regular visit to Stalham Old Hall for a carol concert.

Half century

The 28 strong main band has made the annual visit for over 150 years with Director of Music Tim Thirst notching up a personal half century.

The 28 strong main band has made the annual visit for over 150 years with Director of Music Tim Thirst notching up a personal half century4BR

St Thomas's Day

The term mumping originates from St. Thomas's Day (December 21st) which was also known as Mumping Day, when the poor went begging to the homes of wealthy landowners, probably singing to increase their appeal.

In Norfolk those going singing door-to-door were known as Mumpers.



Brass in Concert

Result: 2017 Brass in Concert Championship

November 19 • Full results from Sage Gateshead where the 41st Brass in Concert Championship has taken place.


Clackmannan

Results: 2017 Scottish Challenge Shield

November 19 • Clackmannan claims the Scottish Challenge Shield honours with a triumphant performance in Perth.


Sage

Gateshead prepares for the entertainers to arrive

November 17 • The Sage Gateshead will host two days of world class brass band talent this weekend at the Brass in Concert Championship festival.


hands

Trinity Girls look for new lead

November 17 • The successful musical partnership between conductor Ryan Watkins and Trinity Girls Band has come to an end.


Gloucestershire Brass Band Association - Own Choice March & Test Piece Contest

Sunday 19 November • All Saints’ Academy. Blaisdon Way. Cheltenham GL51 0WH


Rotherham Schools' Youth Brass Band - Fountain City Brass Band

Monday 20 November • Rotherham Minster - Rotherham s60 1pd


Foden's Band - Matt Ford - Lichfield Cathedral

Friday 24 November • 19A The Close, Lichfield WS13 7LD


Lofthouse Brass Band - Pudsey Churches Together Christmas Concert

Saturday 25 November • Pudsey Parish Church, Church Lane, Pudsey, LS28 7BD LS28 7BD


Lofthouse Brass Band - Lofthouse Christmas Fair

Saturday 25 November • Lofthouse Methodist Church, Leeds Road, Lofthouse, Wakefield WF3 3NE


Newstead Brass

November 18 • Bb Cornet (position negotiable). . Newstead Brass, established Midlands Championship section, have opportunity for an additional cornet player. Suitable for experienced player or someone looking to take the next step in their development.


Wakefield Metropolitan Brass Band

November 17 • FRONT ROW CORNET. SOLO TROMBONE. . The band have an exciting concert/contest/marching schedule ahead. We are looking for a committed front row cornet and solo trombone player to come and join us in the Yorkshire 1st Section! MD: Richard Larder.


Glossop Old Band

November 17 • SOLO TROMBONE. The Glossop Old Band Welcomes applications for the Solo Trombone Chair. The Band will be competing in the First Section as of 2018 and are looking to continue its progression back to the top levels of performance


Chris Wormald

B.Mus (Hons), LTCL, PGCE
Conductor, adjudicator, arranger