Ancient Music of Ireland

June 21st 5am

Join Ancient Music Ireland to celebrate the rising of the sun on the 21st of June 2017 at the Great Grange Stone Circle, Lough Gur.  The Mid Summer is an important time in Irish folklore and tradition stretching back many thousands of years.  Simon O’Dwyer, Maria Cullen O’Dwyer and John Mescal of Ancient Music Ireland will join Billy Mag Fhloinn to sound Bronze Age horns and Iron Age trumpets from the South West region of Ireland at the Grange Stone Circle as the light fills the Eastern sky to herald the turning of the year.  This unique collaboration will bring together the sound and rhythms of faithfully reconstructed Bronze Age and Iron Age instruments.  Patron of Lough Gur, Nóirín Ní Riain will also be in attendance with melodic harmony to celebrate this day.

Ancient Music Ireland’s ongoing research has led to a blossoming of understanding of a variety of previously silent instruments ranging from wooden pipes, bronze horns, bone whistles, Iron Age ceremonial/war trumpets and early reed horns.   Continuing experiments with playing methods have revealed a hidden world of sound and vision.

Please note that this music event will be filmed.

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