It’s impossible to research our ancestors without becoming curious about their lives and activities. Their trials, tribulations and joy’s

Folk Memory

Much of this information is difficult to find documented but is often held in folk memory, in song and story. Traditional festivities re-enact customs from hundreds of years earlier and we’re not always aware of the significance of customs

The Clancy Brothers & Tommy Makem

Did you know the Clancy Brothers were some of our most prolific gatherers of Irish Traditional Music and Stories? Together with Tommy Makem another incredibly talented performer of traditional tunes they toured and performed extensively to Irish immigrant audiences across the US and further afield.

We are indebted to them for recording these songs and stories which would otherwise be lost by now to future generations

Hunting the Wren on St. Stephen’s Day

This is a traditional children’s winter activity celebrated in song… ‘Hunting the Wren’

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