The Mummers' Dance (6:08)

Cover of The Book Of Secrets

From The Book Of Secrets and 24 other releases

McKennitt’s single “The Mummers’ Dance” was a widespread success, receiving considerable airplay in North American markets during the spring of 1997, and was used as the theme song for the short-lived TV series, Legacy.

According to the The Mummer’s Dance Songfacts, Mummers and mumming can be dated to at least the 14th Century, although the form varies. The most famous mummer-related event in North America is the annual Mummers Parade which is held on New Year’s Day in Philadelphia. Mummers also went door to door, as indicated here. This song though is not so much a tribute to mumming as a celebration of nature.

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