Amhráin ‘gus Áit is a research and performance project devised and produced by Rachel Uí Fhaoláin and John Ó Faoláin. The project aims to connect songs with place, to increase community engagement with music and to facilitate song transmission across the generations.
Amhráin ‘gus Áit will focus on the song repertoire of the late Jamesie McCarthy (1898-1977). Jamesie McCarthy, born in Quilty in Co. Clare had a varied repertoire although he was known mainly as a singer of comic songs. There will be a particular focus on the song ‘St. Brigid’s Well’, thanks to the support of both Jim Carroll and Pat McKenzie who recorded this song from Jamesie McCarthy in 1976. The recording is part of The Carroll MacKenzie Collection at Clare County Library Archives.
Rachel Uí Fhaoláin will be filmed performing 'St. Brigid's Well' on location at St. Brigid’s Well in Liscannor with her two children Éire agus Chulainn. John Ó Faoláin will produce an educational film piece with subtitles and lyrics on screen to encourage community participation and learning outcomes across all ages.
The film will be screened on our social media platforms Facebook & YouTube - Ceol Mo Chroí & Traditional Archive Channel.
Thanks to Jim Carroll and Pat MacKenzie for their support and for permission to use their photo.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.