Enjoy this recording of an insightful lecture by Dr Helen Lawlor (April 2023), with a traditional Irish music performance by Dubh Linn of songs from the Princess Grace Irish-American song sheet collection.
We are so grateful to all the performers of the group Dubh Linn, joined by Conor Lyons on the bodhrán, who donated this special performance in Monaco to us. Now thanks to this recording Friends of the Library around the world can enjoy their talent.
Dr Helen Lawlor played the harp and gave a lecture on: 'The Irish harp in music, literature & culture', considers the music and symbolism of the Irish harp in musical practice, literature and cultural representations. The harp as an instrument and symbol of Ireland has a rich history, reaching back to Gaelic antiquity. Its music and symbolism have been mythologised in painting, literature and song for centuries. Dr Helen Lawlor (neé Lyons) specialises in research on music in Ireland with a focus on the musical practice, education and history of the harp. She lectures in music at the TU Dublin Conservatoire.
Our thanks also for support from
Irish Research Council New Foundations Award