Vizzards and Collicks: A day long seminar exploring the folklore and customs surrounding Hallowe’en

Vizzards and Collicks

A day long seminar exploring the folklore and customs surrounding Hallowe’en in Ireland

Seminar room, National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin
Friday, 28 October
10am - 4.30pm.

Seminar:

10am -11am: Death Customs - Hallowe'en and the Otherworld
Presentation by Dr. Críostóir Mac Cárthaigh (UCD) followed by a chaired floor/panel discussion.
Film screening: “And Another Thing Is”… by Michael Fortune
Song performed by Aileen Lambert - The Holland Handkerchief
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11.20am - 12.30pm: Apparitions/Sightings and Visitations
Presentation by Robbie Sinnott (TCD) followed by a chaired floor/panel discussion.
Film screening: “Ned and John - Ballyscough Bridge”
and “My Grandfather Was Taken By The Fairies” by Michael Fortune
Song performed by Aileen Lambert - Jimmy Whalen
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Lunch break  (12.30pm - 1.15pm)
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DVD Launch (1.15pm - 1.45pm)
Official Launch of The Michael Fortune Folklore Collection (21 DVD Box Set, 2005 - 2016)
by Manchán Magan, writer and documentary maker.
Film screening: “The Boys of Wexford” by Michael Fortune
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1.45pm - 2.45pm: Meals and Mischief
Presentation by Clodagh Doyle (National Museum of Ireland - Country Life) followed by a floor/panel discussion.
Film screening: “The Twist in the Year” by Michael Fortune
Song performed by Senan Lillis and pupils from Coláiste Abbain,
Adamstown, Co. Wexford - Colcannon
.............................................................................................................................................3pm 3pm - 4pm: Role-play and Disguise
Presentation by Michael Fortune followed by a chaired floor/panel discussion.
Film screening: “We Invented Hallowe’en” by Michael Fortune
Demonstration by The Fingal Mummers (Dublin)
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Panel Contributors include: Jonny Dillon and Fionnán Mac Gabhann (The Folklore of Ireland Society), Nev Swift (The Fading Year), Jim Roberts, Mogue Curtis, Kay Whelan, Nelly Roche, Ann Roberts and Mick Power (Castlebridge and Raheen, Co. Wexford) and Senan Lillis with pupils from Coláiste Abbain, Adamstown, Co. Wexford.

 For bookings or DVD sales please find out more on Facebook, email thefolkloreproject@gmail.com

“Vizzards and Collicks” has been devised and co-ordinated by folklore.ie
http://http://folklore.ie/Home.html
Mask Image: Homemade Vizzard/Mask from Navan, Co. Meath, 2014

Admission to seminar is free.

Follow on event:

Themed Traditional Singing Session - 'The Unquiet Grave' (9pm)
Traditional singing session based on sightings, visions and apparitions in An Goilín Singers' Club, The Teachers' Club, Parnell Square, Dublin. Admission €3.
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NLI Reference: CLON55
NLI Reference: CLON55
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