Ancient Music of Ireland
Roundwood Historical Society will be hosting an
‘Ancient Music of Ireland’ event on Saturday 20th July as part of The Gathering 2013 .
Musical instruments from Ireland’s Stone Age, Bronze Age, Iron Age and Early Medieval times will be resurrected in a fascinating presentation that will include a wide range of horns, bone whistles, bronze trumpets & bells, bone & stone flutes, along with a replica of one of Ireland’s oldest musical instruments, the Wicklow Pipes.
Join us on a musical journey from the first habitation in Ireland circa 8,000 BC through to the Early Medieval period 700 AD when the ancient period ends and history begins.
This event will suit both young (8+) & old and will be both educational and highly entertaining with lots of playing of instruments. Our society invites visitors from overseas with a connection to Irish music or Roundwood to join us for this exciting event and we guarantee that you will be made particularly welcome! Likewise, people interested in music, archaeology, Celtic Studies, Irish Studies, history, anthropology and Irish Culture in general will benefit from this event.
Learn about the significance of music in the stories of Irish legend & hear the prehistoric sounds of Ireland’s ancient past at..
Roundwood Parish Hall, July 20th, 4pm-8pm
5pm – 6pm:
Traditional Irish Music with Roundwood Comhaltas Ceoilteori
Enjoy the wonderful sounds of Harp, Flute, Concertina.
Simon & Maria O Dwyer will deliver a presentation on the Ancient Music & Musical instruments of Ireland