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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: February 3, 2010 @ 11:33 am

    Trimble on the Falls

    Pól Ó Muirí

    Former lecturer of Irish at the University of Ulster, Doctor Diarmuid Ó Doibhlin, will launch Gearóid Trimble’s new book Glór Gaeilge Oirdheisceart Uladh: cnuasach de sheoda ceoil ó bhéalaibh na ndaoine (Coiscéim, €10) this Saturday (6 February) at 1pm in Cultúrlann MacAdam-Ó Fiaich, Falls Road, Belfast BT12.

    A native of Crossmaglen, Co Armagh, Trimble wrote his PhD on the song tradition of his native area. This from the blurb on the back of the book: “This collection of almost 300 oral transcripts and accompanying notes provides an invaluable insight of a threatened tradition of the people of South-East Ulster, and also of the zealous commitment of the individual collectors who preserved what can now be identified as the remnants of an unique Gaelic song traidition despite the pressures of Anglicisation over three hundred years that the area and its last native tradition bearers faced up to the beginning of the 20th century. In illustrating the rich and extensive Irish language hertitage of South-East Ulster. This collection also gives an encyclopedic and uncensored account of the history of this area as told by the people themselves through their own means – The Gaelic Song Tradition.”

    All are welcome to attend.

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