Moya Brennan and Cormac de Barra

Weaving a Celtic Past – New York March 7 (14 Feb 12)

Edel Bhreathnach with Moya Brennan and Cormac de Barra

Moya and Cormac will collaborate with Irish historian, Edel Bhreatnach, in a special cultural presentation at the American Irish Historical Society at 6.30pm on March 7th. This event comes with the kind support of Culture Ireland.

The Society welcomes Edel Bhreathnach and musicians Moya Brennan and Cormac de Barra to its headquarters for their presentation “Weaving a Celtic Past.” Through song, history, music and images of books and manuscripts protected by Irish Franciscans, Brennan, de Barra and Bhreathnach weave a vivid portrait of Celtic history. Edel Bhreathnach is a historian of medieval Irish history and literature, and is deputy director of the Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute for the Study of Irish History and Civilisation at University College Dublin. Moya Brennan is the lead singer for Grammy award winning Irish band Clannad and Cormac de Barra is a traditional harpist. The program is a narrative lecture, interspersed with songs and music performed by Brennan and de Barra. Bhreathnach says the presentation is “the story of preserving and reviving the memory of Irish identity.”

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