The Wonderful Work of Séamus Ennis as a Folk-Music Collector –
An illustrated lecture by Seán Corcoran.
Wednesday March 27th 8pm, Town Hall Balbriggan Adm: €5, members free
Our first talk for 2019 will took place on Wednesday March 27th in the Town Hall Balbriggan at 8pm and was about Séamus Ennis whose birth 100 years ago is being celebrated this year, The talk by Seán Corcoran was called The Wonderful Work of Séamus Ennis as a Folk Music collector.
Drogheda native Seán Corcoran is a performer, academic and radio and TV documentary maker and an internationally-recognised expert on Irish Folk Music and Song. From the late 1960s he pioneered fieldwork/collecting techniques and at present lectures in Irish Music at Mary I College, University of Limerick.
We all know about the Séamus Ennis Centre in Naul and many of you knew Séamus Ennis himself. But this talk gave a further insight into his immense contribution to the collection and preservation of our wonderful musical heritage. Séamus Ennis was renowned as a master uilleann piper but this lecture highlighted his extraordinary work and international importance as a folk music collector.