Man, Woman and Child Concerts
A series of four concerts of songs based on the child ballad collection – traditional songs collected by Francis Child in England and Scotland between 1882 and 1898.
Hear two different singers perform each Wednesday evening!
Wednesday 27 November at 7pm
Luke Cheevers and Niamh Parsons.
Wednesday 4 December at 7pm
John and Brigid Tunney
Wednesday 11 December at 7pm
Mick Fowler and Rosie Stewart
Wednesday 18 December at 7pm
Tim Lyons and Aileen Lambert
Thursday 19 December at 1pm
Jerry O'Reilly will give a talk on 'The Early Classic Ballads in the Irish Song tradition' including archival presentation and songs from the singers who performed at the concerts.
All welcome, free and booking not required.
About the Man, Woman and Child Project
Man, Woman and Child is a research and performance project devised and co-ordinated by Michael Fortune featuring traditional singers, Luke Cheevers, Niamh Parsons, John and Brigid Tunney, Mick Fowler, Rosie Stewart, Tim Lyons, Aileen Lambert and Jerry O’Reilly. This project is based on The Child Ballad Collection: a collection of traditional songs gathered by the American collector Francis J Child in England and Scotland between 1882 and 1898. Many of the songs, or variants of them, are sung in the Irish tradition. This is the first project of this kind to be undertaken in Ireland.
Approximately fifty songs will be performed over four nights along with a comprehensive talk on Child Ballads in Ireland by singer Jerry O’Reilly.
For more information see www.manwomanandchild.ie or contact Michael Fortune on 087 6470247.
Free. All welcome. No booking required but come early to secure a seat.
This project is supported by the National Library, the Arts Council, the Irish Traditional Archive and Age and Opportunity.
Many of our events are free. If you would like this to continue, you can support our Events Programme by making a donation. Donation boxes are located throughout the NLI building.
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