Galway Early Music Festival - A Bronze-Age Musician

The Moore Institute Seminar Room

Date & Time
9th May, 2013 @ 16:00:00

A Bronze-Age Musician

Simon & Maria O'Dwyer of Ancient Music Ireland

Ancient Music Ireland is delighted to present the first ever public viewing of an interpretation of a Late Bronze-Age hoard from West Clare. The original bronze items including parts of a horn, chain, sword, axes, rings and disc pin were recovered from a bog at Boolybrien, Co. Clare in 1930. We will include our interpretation of the items as parts of an outfit worn by a musician in the bronze-age. The presentation will discuss 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 practical demonstration using accurate reproductions and tunes composed for and played on bronze-age horns.

This event is part of The Galway Early Music Festival, May 9-12: "Word Play: Which came first, words or music". A fascinating programme of medieval, renaissance and baroque music. For programme and ticket booking: Browse the e-brochure HERE.

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