THE CALLING OF THE WILD GEESE: IRISH & EUROPEAN MUSIC CIRCA 1700

THE CALLING OF THE WILD GEESE: IRISH & EUROPEAN MUSIC CIRCA 1700

Thursday, 1 December 2022, 7.30pm

Róisín O’Grady Soprano
Siobhán Armstrong Italian baroque harp and early Irish harp
Cárthach MacCraith Sean-nós singer

England’s Williamite wars of the late 1600s spilled into Ireland, with the forces of the warring
King James and William of Orange battling at the Boyne and Aughrim, and with two sieges of
Limerick. The defeat of the Jacobite Irish in 1691 led to the exile of the earl of Lucan, Patrick
Sarsfield, along with the rest of the Irish military force to continental Europe, where they lived
and died fighting other nations’ battles. This programme presents the sound world of these socalled
Wild Geese, in Ireland and Europe, around 1700.

Presented by Waterford-Music

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