Mummer’s Parade 2010

Two years ago, I had the pleasure of following the Irish American String Band in order to make a video of all the behind the scenes planning and preparations. I was in awe of the dedication of these people… practicing the whole year through and then no matter what the weather is on New Year’s Day, these men and women of all ages take on heavy costumes and instruments for a seven mile walk up Broad Street. There is little opportunity for food or a rest stop but they make this all look so easy and come back year after year. So, for me, it is a great way to start out a new year…in the company of amazingly dedicated and creative people who bring forth an explosion of color, sound and fun!