TradSong Monthly Report: December 2018
December was a busy month for TradSong. Here’s what we’ve been up to:
- TradSong researchers Róisín Ní Ghalloglaoigh and Sandra Joyce facilitated a meeting of the Arts Council of Ireland funded project, Songs for Our Children, at UL on December 2nd. This project, curated by Aileen Lambert and Michael Fortune, features new compositions of traditional songs for children and aims to revitalise and contribute to the development of this aspect of the traditional song repertoire. Participants include Karan Casey, Ceara Conway, Anne Rynne, Larry Joy, John Tunney, Nóirín Lynch, Máire Ní Chróinín, James McDonald, and Catherine Ann Cullen. The project will culminate in a number of key performances featuring the newly composed material.
- Róisín Ní Ghalloglaoigh began a residency at Tradoodle, which will include developing a piece for children using a combination of traditional music and song, and puppetry. She will work with Julie Tiernan (community musician and traditional artist) and Emma Fisher (puppeteer) to create a performance piece aimed at children in Direct Provision.
- TradSong researcher Ciara Thompson is currently compiling lullabies transcribed by Joyce as part of her research on the significance of traditional lullabies in current Irish society. She is currently seeking out individuals who would be interested in discussing these songs in an interview setting. If you feel that you could contribute to Ciara’s research and would like to participate, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org, and she will be in touch shortly.
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