Honoria Galwey – Recollections Concert

Thurs 30th July 8pm -ITMP Facebook Page (Online Premiere)

Inishowen Traditional Music project will host a special screening of



a concert celebrating the life and Music of Honoria Galwey

The Concert will be screened on Inishowen Traditional Music Project Facebook page on Thursday 30th July at 8pm and was recorded in Moville Presbyterian Church as part of the Feile na hInse Festival in November 2018.


An evening of Music and Songs from the Honoria Galwey Collection.

Honoria Galwey 1830-1925 lived in Moville and collected music from the local area, and later from Derry where she spent her final years. The music she collected was part of the common repertoire of the people she met. In her collection she credits the lilters, singers, whistlers, pipers and fiddlers for their music a collection of traditional tunes, songs and contemporary songs, that were a reflection of the social history of the time.

Honoria Galwey- Recollectons is a concert performance by six local singers and ensemble groups with music drawn from her collection. The music which was once a part of the repertoire of the local area, is recreated in this concert. This is the first time in over one hundred years that this music has been performed in public.

Performances include songs by:

Maureen Hegarty, Grace Toland and Deirdre Mc Grory.

Music performances by:

The Inishowen Harp Ensemble under the direction of Joleen Mc Laughlin,

Fiddle Slithers, under the direction of Roisin McGrory and Clodagh Warnock,

and Piobairí Inis Eoghain agus Cairde under the direction of Paul Harrigan.

The concert which was supported by the Arts Council of Ireland was produced by ITMP with assistance from the Irish Traditional Music Archive.

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