Musical traditions that inform the performance practice of early Irish poetry
If you are in or near Galway this week, here’s a date you shouldn’t miss: Musical traditions that inform the performance practice of early Irish poetry – A presentation and discussion moderated by Ann Heymann. Thurs, September 13, 5 – 7 pm. Moor Institute Seminar Room, NUI, Galway. Ann is currently a visiting fellow in the Moore Institute and through her experiential investigation she has re-created the fingernail and damping techniques that, with her organological research, define the sound of the clairseach, or Gaelic harp. Her study of related tradtitions such as peiobaireachd (piping) and medieval Welsh harp further informs speculative versions of rosc and laoi, with Ann’s husband Charlie as singer. This CAMPS Lab will combine a presentation with live performance. Repfreshments will follow, along with open discussion.