Walking in the Footsteps of Seán Mac Diarmada
 

Summer School 2016 Concludes

  • Seán Mac Diarmada Summer School 2016 ended with lectures by Marc Geagan and Dr Brian Feeney on Sunday June 12th. Marc Geagan’s very interactive presentation used music as a means to explore the challenges of life along the border towns during partition. Brian Feeney, Seán Mac Diarmada biographer gave a fascinating and in depth account of the plans that Seán Mac Diarmada had put in place for the 1916 Rising and his pivotal role in the planning that lead to the events of Easter 1916.

    The afternoon included a presentation by Hugh Feeney and Mary McIntyre of a rare 1917 commemorative portrait of Seán Mac Diarmada to the people of Kiltyclogher.

 

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    Friday 12th August: Altan are an Irish folk music group. They were formed in Gweedore, County Donegal in 1987 by lead vocalist Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and her late husband Frankie Kennedy. They brought Donegal's rich collection of Irish language songs and instrumental styles to audiences around the world, and they remain as the world's foremost Irish traditional group with over a million records sold. They were the first traditional group to be signed to a major label when they signed with Virgin Records in 1996. Altan have established a large following in Ireland, UK, Europe, United States, Canada and even as far as Japan. They have worked with a wide variety of world-famous musicians including Dolly Parton, Enya, The Chieftains, Bonnie Raitt and Alison Krauss. https://youtu.be/9KzOyCwvQ9o

 

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