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Nightvisiting – Songs & Stories From The Hearth

18 September 2022 @ 20:00

Fiddle on chair in the gallery kitchen

The National Famine Museum, Strokestown Park, is proud to present this specially commissioned event with Lisa Lambe one of Ireland’s best-known performers. Described by the Irish Times as “The finest singer and actor of her generation”. Lisa has recently completed a M.A in Irish Folklore in association with the National Folklore Collection.

Lisa has been commissioned by the National Famine Museum to share her work on the tradition of ‘Nightvisiting’ or The Rambling House, to create a special gathering of song and local lore for Strokestown House.

Reconnecting us to the role that night-time social house visits played in our oral traditions and in the preservation of our songs and stories, this project will culminate in a magical and intimate evening of songs, storytelling, music, around the hearth of the famous Gallery Kitchen in Strokestown House.

In this version of Night visiting Lisa will be joined by collaborators, and renowned musicians; Roscommon-based fiddle player Sean Regan and guitarist John McLoughlin, alongside contributions from other guests on the night.

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Funded by Roscommon County Council and the Department of Tourism Culture Arts Gaeltacht Sports and Media under the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme.


18 September 2022