Within a Mile of Dublin 2: The Song Projects

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  • 23 November 2018

  • 13:00
  • FREE

The second broadcast of the Within a Mile of Dublin 2 series focuses on the The Inishowen and Góilín Song Collections, bringing together conversation, song, and music to show how living traditions continue to preserve and renew themselves. Featuring •Niamh Parsons, singer •Kevin McGonigle, singer •Brian Doyle, speaker The collections The Inishowen Song Project is a unique 2,000-item online microsite presenting the traditional singers and songs of the Inishowen peninsula, Co Donegal, and incorporating digital sound and video recordings, books, photographs, transcriptions of song texts, and metadata catalogue information for each item. The Góilín Song Project is an online microsite presenting the singers and the songs, in English and Irish, of the Góilín Club, a Dublin traditional singing institution that has been meeting socially in a variety of venues in the capital since 1979. Some 700 audio recordings made at the Góilín since the early 1980s can be heard on the site, supplemented with photographs, printed items, singer profiles and video interviews. This is an ongoing collaborative project of the Góilín and ITMA.

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