The Rose in the Gap – Dance Music of Oriel from the Donnellan Collection – Presented by Gerry O’Connor – Sunday 8 September


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Gerry O’Connor will present a Concert Lecture in the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre on a recent publication of traditional Instrumental music from the South East Ulster area “The Rose in the Gap”

His talk will highlight the rich body of dance music, song and dance that was in circulation in Counties Louth, Armagh, Monaghan and Cavan over 100 year ago. The influence of Scottish music and culture celebrated in this area will also be examined

A Power Point presentation illuminating the concert lecture will feature landscape images of the area, maps locating the music to place, and quality images of the original hand written manuscripts which are been made available for the first time. Music will be played live by the author.

This 50 min presentaton will feature Gerry giving the background to the Gaelic Cultural revival of the early 20th Century . He will describe the process of re-imaginating this unique body of melodies from the dusty archives of University College Dublin and will perform a variety tunes from the collection, presenting all in an entertaining and professional manner. Doors 7pm Show 7.30pm

NOTE: Tickets  bought after 22nd of August will be left for collection at the door of the venue on the night