18 August, 7:30pm - 9pm
Irish Wildlife Trust Monaghan Branch & Local Authority Waters Programme (LAWPRO)
- Doohamlet Community Centre
- A75 EF99
- Co. Monaghan
Imagine a world in which you wake up in the morning to no birds singing, stand under the cover of woodland and hear no wind dancing with the leaves above or sit on the bank of a small stream where the water flows over the glistening cobbles and you hear nothing but silence. Sounds that connect us with our natural environment can often be taken for granted. Many of us hear them every day, but when we step back and listen to these sounds in isolation and then together, we can see the beauty and hear the music that it creates.
Join the Irish Wildlife Trust Monaghan Branch & Local Authority Waters Programme for an event to explore some of the many ways the sound of nature has influenced Irish creative culture. Attendees will follow the journey of an Irish sound recordist Dean McDonnell, who is documenting Ireland’s different habitats & rich array of wildlife across the north-east through the medium of sound recording. Writer and medieval Irish scholar, Fearghal Duffy, will share his learnings on the ecology of early Irish literature, examining the influence of sounds from nature on Irish medieval poetry, whilst local musicians will play a few tunes inspired by the Irish countryside. Particular focus will be given to our immense wealth of wetland habitats, so synonymous with the inter-drumlin landscape of counties Cavan & Monaghan and coastal environment of County Louth.
Attendees are welcome to arrive from 19:15hrs onwards to avail of refreshments.