A new radio documentary featuring the tradition of storytelling developed by Longford Visual Artist Amanda Jane Graham – traditional musician Martin Donohoe with Zoran Donohoe on harp, Bobby Walsh on guitar and technician Paul Farnan.
Produced for radio by Fintan Mc Manus.
The Pram That Helped the Rising is a recognition of the substantial, valuable and vital efforts made by our global Irish communities to their homeland.
It pays tribute to Cavan man Marcus Daly, whose foresight paved the way for Butte Montana becoming known as the Richest Hill on Earth.
The Pram That Helped the Rising acknowledges and honours the art, custom and history of storytelling within our culture and explores private and collective memory. Through the tradition of oral history, a displaced community is brought back into focus, within the contemporary frame of 2016.
The Pram That Helped the Rising was funded by Cavan Arts Office, Cavan County Council, the Arts Council and commissioned by Cavan Curators in Residence Annette Maloney and Maeve Mulrennan. It was performed in March 2016 at the Townhall Art Space Cavan as part of the Cavan 2016 Centenary Celebrations
The documentary launches on both Shannonside and Northern Sound FM on the 27th of December 2016 at 8pm.