Seminar: A Bronze-Age Musician

Thu, 09 May 2013 16:00:00 IST - Thu, 09 May 2013 17:00:00 IST, 16.00

At Moore Institute

Organised by MA Medieval Studies / Galway Early Music

Presented by Simon & Maria O'Dwyer of Ancient Music Ireland, this talk interprets a Late Bronze Age hoard from West Clare. The original bronze items incudig parts of a horn, chain, sword, axes, rings and disc pin were recovered from a box at Boolybrien, Co. Clare in 1930. The presentation will diswcuss the links between spoken and musical performance and occasion through the examination of the decorative aspects of the hoard. This event will also include detailed images of the items, and demonstrations of music using accurate reproductions of bronze-age horns.

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