A Bronze-age Musician
Performer: Ancient Music Ireland
Event Date: Thu, 9 May 2013
Venue: Moore Institute, NUI, Galway
Tickets: No Charge - All Welcome!
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. Ancient Music Ireland will include their 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 decoration aspects of the hoard. This event will also include detailed images of the items, practical demonstration using accurate reproductions and tunes composed for and played on Bronze Age horns.