Tagged with Irish language

Breathing up Collective Sound: The Lake School

Breathing up Collective Sound: The Lake School

A FEATURE by Roslyn Hames The Lake School of Celtic Music, Song and Dance is an annual camp held during the first week of January (2-7 Jan.) across tiny Koroit, a historical town of many Irish connections on the south-west coast of Victoria.  The event offers a high level of tuition in the building blocks … Continue reading

An Irish-Speaking Island

An Irish-Speaking Island

The 19th century is commonly regarded as the century in which the Irish language suffered a calamitous collapse: a century in which it survived on the margins, largely irrelevant in politics, in law, in education. English (it is argued) was the vehicle of modernisation, Irish increasingly the language of the poor, the old, the ragged tellers of ancient stories. Continue reading