Monday 13th – Saturday 18th August
Droichead Arts Centre – Barlow House | Free
Monday 13th August | 12 pm & 2 pm
Play me a lonesome reel – Desi Wilkinson
The Early Irish/Gaelic Harp & the harpers of the region – Simon Chadwick
Tuesday 14th August | 2pm
The hidden history of protestants and the Irish language – Linda Ervine
Wednesday 15th August | 2pm
The Seven Ages of Irish Music in Drogheda – Sean Corcoran (Bilingual)
Thursday 16th August | 2pm
Come West along the Road / Siar an Bóthar: A Retrospective – Nicholas Carolan (Billingual)
Friday 17th August | 2pm-5pm
Ó Ghlúin go Glúin – Celebrating Legacy of & Transmission in Irish Traditional Music Symposium 2018.
In association with the Creative Arts Research Centre at Dundalk Institute of Technology.
Hosted by Dr Adèle Commins, Ceannasaí Roinn na nEalaíon Cruthaitheach, Meán agus ceoil.
A celebration and evaluation of the legacy of notable musicians who have made a significant contribution to the development of Irish traditional music, very often through their teaching or mentoring of young musicians. The speakers will present personal insights, share recordings and perform examples that will illustrate the contribution of selected individuals to the transmission of the tradition. There will be a particular focus on acknowledging and recognising the contribution made by musicians associated with Co.Louth, but figures from throughout the Irish traditional music world will be celebrated.
Saturday 18th August | 2pm
Whatever Happened to Willie & Charlie Taylor – uilleann pipers extraordinaire and natives of Drogheda? – Brendan Matthews