Voices of the Goddess and God

Voices of the Goddess and God

Saturday, 28 May 2022, 2.30pm

A Galway Early Music Festival Event - Live and Zoom

Our ancestors in 3,000 BC knew about science, mathematics, geometry and astronomy. Prehistoric legends and early history tell us that in pre-Christian Ireland it was vital that the female ‘Earth Goddess’ and the male ‘Sun God’ existed in harmony. At the Stone Age and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Brú na Bóinne, the great megalith of Newgrange facilitates a beam of sunlight illuminating the central chamber on the first day of the new year celebrating the renewal of life. Music is at the heart of this astronomically aligned megalith. The later Bronze Age horns and trumpets found in pairs represent male and female. We believe that a male bronze trumpet and female bronze horn were played at the inauguration of Kings and at majestic ceremonies. The ‘Earth Goddess’ and the ‘Sun God’ come together to ensure the continuity and wellbeing of people, crops and livestock. Thus, suggesting the ancient horns and trumpets as the voices of the ‘Goddess’ and ‘God’. Ancient Music Ireland tell this story.

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