“an evening of music and poetry celebrating the diversity of language and dialects that make up Languages of Ulster” – from the ‘Presbyterian Hall, Ulster Folk Museum, Cultra’
‘Walking Off the Land’
Ulster Folk Museum, Presbyterian Hall
National Museums Northern Ireland wishes to welcome you to an evening of music and poetry celebrating the diversity of language and dialects that make up Languages of Ulster.
Featuring poet and playwright Anne McMaster, The Lifeboat Press (Manuela Moser and Stephen Connolly) contributing poets Sacha White and Scott McKendry and The Nightingale Singing Session musicians Kate Barry, Joshua Burnside and Myles McCormack with Miadhachlughain O’Donnell.
This event will feature works in Irish, English and Ulster Scots and how it has shaped the landscape of this region. Charting the history of language in Ireland uncovers a history dominated by religion and exclusive politics. There are many extraordinary moments in its history that the diversity of languages have shaped rights for those marginalised. This event will celebrate all of the voices and languages of Ulster that weave the tapestry of the region.
The theme of the event ‘Walking off the Land’ is reference to the procession of taking the body after death off the land. This connection to the ritual of grief binds the people of Ulster to the landscape through the traditions based in folklore and mythology.
Taking its inspiration from contemporary poet and playwright Anne McMaster, the Ulster Folk Museum is pleased to be working with The Lifeboat Press and The Nightingale Singing Session in this collaborative event’ – Ulster Folk Museum