The ugly stick has played a role in Newfoundland party times throughout the years. It's about four feet long and is decked out in bottle caps, tin cans, small bells, rubber boots, old sneakers and other assorted noise makers. Its played by thumping the stick and hitting its attachments. An ugly stick is a mummer must!
Ugly Stick Demonstration
I'd never heard of it as a musical instrument.ReplyDelete
here you use what you gotDelete
For some reason the fact that there actually is such a thing as a physical ugly stick has made me really happy.ReplyDelete
my dad even has one! :)Delete
That is SO much better than what I thought it was going to be.ReplyDelete
That was really cool!!! I have a couple of walking sticks, I should make one into an ugly stick.ReplyDelete
never heard of itReplyDelete
:) they are a mummer's friendDelete
I've always heard this term used to describe an ugly person...as in 'they got beat with an ugly stick'....ReplyDelete
Never knew it was a real thing.
I would like to hit a few people with one - purely to see what it would sound like :) wink winkDelete
Never knew what the real story was regarding ugly sticks. Visiting from A-ZReplyDelete
thanks for the visit :)Delete
Never heard of it, but it was really cool!ReplyDelete
Mark's definition is the only one I've heard, too.ReplyDelete
that is the common one :)Delete
Gotta love the name...reminds me of why people placed cans on the bumper when they got married. It was to ward off the evil spirits and bring nothing but good to the newlywedsReplyDelete
everyone needs luckDelete
Ditto what Mark said...ReplyDelete
Your definition is much kinder though!
:) and more musicalDelete