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Liverpool Irish Festival: Song of Love

Crypt Chapel

12.00pm - 4.00pm

We are delighted to host Song of Love, an immersive art installation commissioned as part of Liverpool Irish Festival 2017.  Artists Sheena Graham-George (Orkney, Scotland) and Angelica Kroeger (Ullapool, Scotland) have created a soundscape woven from the sounds of Mount Brandon (Dingle, Co.Kerry), the voices of Bríd Ní Mhóráin, Muiris Ó Muircheartaigh and the vocals of Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh and Breandán Ó Beaglaoich.

Song of Love was inspired by Muiris Muircheartaigh, a local farmer whose family has farmed the slopes of Mount Brandon for centuries. Intimate knowledge of the land was passed down from one generation to the next, through walking the land and maintaining oral traditions. Each field, wall, stream and cliff of Muiris’s land is named and mapped as conscientiously as any urban street map.

This soundscape celebrates our ability to commune with nature; its heavenly effects on our souls, bodies and voice and our love and connectivity with and for the land. The acoustics and reflective properties of the Crypt Chapel will provide clarity for sound, mindfulness and solitude, just as nature can.

Performances will take place each hour on the hour between 12pm and 4pm. Entrance is free, just turn up.

 

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