Passage West in Times Past
Passage West Maritime Heritage Festival Committee
Passage West Men's Shed, Co. Cork County
21 August, 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Trad Softly music & tours presents a rare opportunity to hear the resonant, clear, bell-like sound of the Gaelic harp. The repertoire will include music from the Bunting Collection and folk memory.
The story of the medieval Gaelic harp told through music. Gaelic harps have metal strings, which are played using the fingernails, to produce a distinctive resonant sound. These ancient harps died out in the 18th century, and have recently been enjoying a revival. Included in the repertoire will be music by Turlough O’Carolan, Cornelius Lyons, the Connellan Brothers from Sligo, and others.