This is a site-specific sound installation created as an Offaly Drama Project for the former Birr Workhouse. Through a musical setting of historical information and records The Meadow seeks to give voice to the thousands of lives lost in the workhouse during the Great Famine of 1845-1852. Conceived by Fiona Breen in collaboration with composer Tom Lane and historian Margaret Hogan. This project was developed in 2020 but was not performed due to covid.
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