Songs of the Scribe Sung by Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin

Songs of the Scribe Sung by Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin

Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin has just released a CD called Songs of the Scribe, arising from her work at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, and featuring ten new songs derived from ancient writings.

Currently Foras na Gaeilge Traditional Singer in Residence at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University, Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin has just released a CD called Songs of the Scribe, arising from her work at the Centre, and featuring ten new songs derived from ancient writings. Speaking to The Journal of Music, Ní Uallacháin described it as more a creative than a strictly academic project: ‘Primarily, I wanted to open a window on a wonderful world that is made somewhat inaccessible by the fact that the texts are in Old Irish.’

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Published on 6 December 2011

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