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Irish TV series on collectors

GUEST,^&* 13 May 10 - 10:42 AM
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Subject: Irish TV series on collectors
From: GUEST,^&*
Date: 13 May 10 - 10:42 AM

Those with direct or online access to Telefís na Gaeilge (Irish language TV) may be interested in:-----------------------------------

PRESS RELEASE

'Na Bailitheoirí Ceoil /The Music Gatherers'

REPEAT



TG4 - Fri 14th, 21th & 28th May 2010 – 8.30pm


–'Na Bailitheoirí Ceoil / The Music Gatherers' -



ANOTHER CHANCE TO SEE THIS ..

Three-part documentary series on the lives and times of some of the extraordinary people who went out into the highways and byways to collect Irish music, from the 18th to the 20th century, presented by music-collector and musician, Seán Corcoran.   The series is a stunning mix of music, historical accounts and period reconstructions.

                                          

Episode one (Fri 14 May 8.30) tells the story of organist Edward Bunting who became immersed in the music of the people during 1790s when Belfast was in the grip of revolutionary fervour. It also documents the forgotten work of his assistant, Patrick Lynch, from Loughinisland, Co. Down, who risked his life walking across Ireland from Drogheda to Mayo to be the first song collector to notate verses directly from the mouths of the Irish people.



Episode two (Fri 21 May 8.30) takes us into the world of the 19th century antiquarians who romanticised Irish music as an almost sacred remnant of a Golden Age to be collected and preserved. We follow the musical life of landscape artist and polymath, George Petrie, as he takes down "ancient melodies" in the streets of Dublin or from the people of Aran.



The final part (Fri 28 May 8.30) of this series takes us to the turbulent world of 19th century Chicago, where a young flute-player, Francis O'Neill from Tralibane in West Cork, worked his way up through the police service to become Chief of Police. At same time he amassed a huge collection of Irish music from the many musicians from all parts of Ireland who had settled there. O'Neill's The Dance Music of Ireland, is still the "bible" of Irish musicians today.



Each episode includes unique performances of songs and tunes from the collections, brought back to life by Seán and leading musicians, including Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill, Róisín Elsafty, Ronan Browne, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, and Conor Byrne.


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Subject: RE: Irish TV series on collectors
From: GUEST,^&*
Date: 13 May 10 - 10:54 AM

Correction on the channel name - now called TG4! Pronounced roughly Tee-gee-kah-hur.... stress 3rd syllable.
TG4


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Subject: RE: Irish TV series on collectors
From: buddhuu
Date: 13 May 10 - 11:07 AM

Faulty link there, Guest.

Try this one.


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Subject: RE: Irish TV series on collectors
From: GUEST,^&*
Date: 13 May 10 - 11:12 AM

Thanks for that, buddhuu - got lazy!


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