Music of Mayo, Online Performance # 4
The Traditional Music heritage of County Mayo is at the centre of series of four online performances commissioned by the Linenhall Arts Centre for their Youtube and Facebook platforms. The series has been running throughout May 2020, and culminates on Friday 29th May, at 6.00pm with the final episode. Curated by musician Emer Mayock, it features performances by Emer on flute and uilleann pipes, alongside fellow Mayo musicians Peter Molloy (flute), Gráinne Hambly (harp) and David Munnelly (accordion).
The series forms part of the Linenhall Arts Centre’s ongoing commitment to reach and engage with audiences, and to continue to support artists during the Covid-19 pandemic. Building on work undertaken during an Artist Residency project at the Linenhall Arts Centre in 2017, the music performed throughout this series ranges from tunes collected in Mayo in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, to tunes that are associated with Mayo musicians who emigrated to America in the 19th and 20th centuries, as well as more recent compositions. A strong thread of Mayo place names is noticeable in the tune titles throughout.
Each of the performances in the series is rich in information about the repertoire presented, and musical heritage of Mayo. Released each Friday evening in May at 6pm, the first three run to approx 15-20 minutes and are currently available to view on the Linenhall Arts Centre’s Facebook and Youtube social media platforms.
The final instalment runs to approximately 40 minutes and will be released on Friday 29 May at 6pm.