Thursday, 10 May 2012


Martin Reilly Lecture_Máire O'Keeffe_ Also Summer walk programme

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Old Kilfarboy Society Miltown Malbay []

Old Kilfarboy Society Summer Walks 2012

The first outing of this year will take place on Sunday, 13 May when Olive Carey
will give a guided tour to sites in the North East Burren. We will meet at
the Church Car Park in Miltown Malbay at 1.30 pm or alternatively at Cassidy's Pub,
Carron at 2.30 pm. From there we will drive a short distance north to
Templecronan. We will continue to Coolnatullagh where Olive will
reveal findings of research she has done in the area. Visits to the
Penitential Stations near St Fachnan's Well and Colman's Oratory/Mac
Duagh's Hermitage will complete our tour.
Strong walking shoes are recommended and there will be a small fee to cover insurance.


Comhrái Ceoil (Music and Dance Studies at the Centre for Irish Studies, NUIG) is delighted to welcome Dr Máire OKeeffe to give the second Martin Reilly Lecture, which will take place at 6.30pm on 17th May 2012, at Galway City Library.
This series is dedicated to Martin Reilly, the celebrated East Galway uilleann piper, who left a rich musical legacy to generations of pipers.  The lecture series gives an opportunity to researcher-practitioners in Irish traditional music and dance to present their research in a public forum. The lectures are illustrated with musical examples, and insights from the practitioners perspective. Galway and the West of Ireland has long been an important centre of traditional dance, music and song and this lecture series reflects the increasing interest in the study of these traditions.

Máire O Keeffe, a fiddle player, teacher and researcher from Tralee, Co. Kerry has many different musical interests including the fiddle traditions of Ireland, Scotland, Shetland, and Cape Breton as well as the music of Galicia in North West Spain. The title of this talk however is Journey into Tradition: The Irish Button Accordion, and it is the culmination of extensive research that traces the development of the button accordion within the Irish music tradition. It considers some of the key factors in the evolution of the button accordion in Ireland and some of the players who have contributed to an identifiably Irish style of playing. Máire is delighted to make the short hop across Galway Bay from Kinvara to give the Martin Reilly Lecture.
All are invited to attend the lecture and admission is free.

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