Music at the National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology

Samhain: shadows, sounds and stories

The Samhain participants at the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology in Dublin collaborated with musician Robbie Blake and composer Elaine Agnew – Artistic Adviser to the Samhain project – to create a soundscape that reflects their experience of the Celtic Samhain. The music is a layered recording made up of fragments of music created by the participants themselves using unusual instruments and their voices as well as sounds recorded at the sites photographed. The music was created by the group in response to the objects on display in Kildare Street, a field trip to Navan Fort in Armagh and reflections on the themes of death and loss explored over the course of the project. 

Participants performing at the launch of Samhain exhibition in Dublin, November 2014

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