Sunday History Talk & Performance – An Afternoon with James Goodman – Miriam O’Donovan

Sunday 09.06.19 at 12.00pm, Heritage Lecture Theatre

Miriam O’Donovan will be speaking about James Goodman from 12.00 – 13.00,, we will have a short tea/coffee break and from 13.30 – 14.30 we will delve deeply into the tradition of keening with Miriam O’Donovan performing some of Goodman’s recordings of caoineadh.

James Goodman (1828–1896), a native of Dingle, Co. Kerry, was a Canon of the Church of Ireland and Professor of Irish in Trinity College Dublin. He is now chiefly known as the compiler of an outstanding manuscript collection of more than 2,300 tunes held in the Library of the College. The tunes were partly “taken down by myself as I heard them played by Irish pipers and partly drawn by him from manuscript and printed sources. Goodman grew up in an Irish-speaking environment, sang and danced, is said to have played the flute, and later became an accomplished player of the Irish, or uilleann, pipes


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