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Experience the Events

Rediscover Northern Ireland Programme

May 2-29, 2007, Library of Congress, Washington, DC

Co-sponsored by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure/
Arts Council of Northern Ireland; and
the American Folklife Center
and the Music Division, Library of Congress

Webcasts and Event Flyer Essays for the
2007 Rediscover Northern Ireland
Concerts, Lectures, and Symposium
at the Library of Congress

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Barry Douglas
Barry Douglas of Camerata Ireland, March 23, 2007.
Detail of a photo by Guha Shankar.
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Friday, March 23, 2007
Concert: Camerata Ireland

View the webcast of this concert [Running time 1:34:29] In this webcast the orchestra Camerata Ireland, with founder and pianist Barry Douglas, perform works by Carter, Mozart and Beethoven. This event was produced by the Music Division, Library of Congress.

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John Moulden
John Moulden at the Library of Congress, May 2, 2007.
Photo by Stephen Winick.
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Wednesday, May 2, 2007
Lecture: North American Influence on a North Irish Song Collection
Presented by John Moulden, singer/author, Ulster
Biography

Read the event flyer essay

View the webcast of this lecture [Running time 0:59:23] In this webcast John Moulden, one of Ireland's leading authorities on traditional song illustrates his lecture by performing songs from the Sam Henry Collection.

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Rosie Stewart
Rosie Stewart in concert at the Library of Congress, May 9, 2007. Detail of a photo by Stephen Winick.
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Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Concert: Rosie Stewart, singer, Co. Fermanagh
Biography

Read the event flyer essay

View the webcast of this performance [Running time 1:03:59] In this webcast Rosie Stewart performs traditional folksongs from Belcoo, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.

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Francis McPeake III
Francis McPeake III in concert at the Library of Congress, May 16, 2007. Photo by Stephen Winick.
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Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Concert: Francis McPeake Family and past pupils from their renowned school in Belfast
Biography

Read the event flyer essay

View the webcast of this performance [Running time 1:29:51] Performers: Francis McPeake III, Francis McPeake IV, Mairéad Forde, and Sean O’Kane.

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Image of French 17th century map of Ulster province
17th century map of Ulster, Leinster, and Connaugh, 1665. Nicholas Sanson (Courtesy:Geography & Map Division, LC)
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Wednesday, May 16 (Mumford Room) 2:00 -- 5:30 pm
Symposium: "All through the North, As I Walked Forth...": Northern Ireland's Place Names, Folklife and Landscape

Read the event flyer essay for this symposium

View the symposium program

[A webcast for this event is not yet available.] This half-day symposium on Irish place names, folklife and landscape featured two outstanding scholars: Dr. Kay Muhr of Queen's University, Belfast, and Dr. Henry Glassie of Indiana University, Bloomington. This event was sponsored by the American Folklife Center's Benjamin Botkin Lecture Series.

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Dáithí Sproule Dáithí Sproule in concert
at the Library of Concert. Photo by Stephen Winick,
May 23, 2007.
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Robert Watt
Robert Watt in concert
at the Library of Congress. Photo by Stephen Winick,
May 23, 2007.
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Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Concert: Dáithí Sproule, singer and guitarist & Robert Watt, Highland bagpiper

Dáithí Sproule, singer and guitarist June 24, 2021 Biography

Robert Watt, Highland bagpiper
Biography

Read the event flyer essay

View the webcast of the Sproule and Watt concert [Running time 1:17:09] In this webcast, Robert Watt plays a selection of traditional tunes and a short example of pibroch, or formal music, on the Highland bagpipes.

Dáithí Sproule plays and sings traditional Irish songs, some in English and some in Irish.

This event was sponsored by the American Folklife Center's Homegrown Concert Series.

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Gary Hastings
Gary Hastings
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Brian Mullen
Brian Mullen
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Tuesday, May 29, 2007
Concert and Lecture: "There's More that Unites Than Divides Us"
Spoken and performed by Gary Hastings and Brian Mullen

Gary Hastings, flute player, Belfast
Biography

Brian Mullen, singer, Derry
Biography

Read the event flyer essay

View the webcast of the Hastings and Mullen lectures and performaces
[Running time 1:29:01] In this webcast flutist Gary Hastings and singer Brian Mullen perform traditional Irish music and discuss its history in the context of the politics of Northern Ireland.

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