Belfast TradFest - Belfast Summer School of Traditional Music
27th July - 2nd August 2019

Afternoon Events 2

'Kind Friends Lend an Ear' - Collecting Traditional Songs with Fergus Woods

'Kind Friends Lend an Ear' - Collecting Traditional Songs with Fergus Woods

5.00

'Kind Friends Lend an Ear' - Collecting Traditional Songs with Fergus Woods

With examples from his published collection of songs and stories from Monaghan in the late 1960's, Fergus Woods will host a discussion of the themes and types of song that have emerged in Ireland in the tradition of singing in English. Issues surrounding the singers, the songs and collectors will be examined. Where did the songs come from? Who sang them and where did they sing them? How can we define a folk/traditional song? What role did collectors play? Some questions raised by an oral/aural tradition will also be considered.

Date: Thursday 1 August
Time: 16:30-17:30pm
Location: Ulster University, York Street
Tickets: £5

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