Event Title

The Galway Rambler: Anthony Raftery and the Roots of Irish Cultural Identity

Presenter Information

Caroline O'Shea, Providence College

Location

Slavin Center

Start Date

25-4-2012 12:00 AM

End Date

25-4-2012 12:00 AM

Description

My project looks at the impact of Anthony Raftery, a 19th century blind poet and fiddle player from Co. Mayo, Ireland, on Ireland’s cultural landscape upon his ‘discovery’ by Irish writers Lady Augusta Gregory and Douglas Hyde, and his influence upon E. B. Yeats. Explorations of Scottish folk collections and Homeric influences upon Raftery’s poetry and the art of folk music preservation are also examined.

 
Apr 25th, 12:00 AM Apr 25th, 12:00 AM

The Galway Rambler: Anthony Raftery and the Roots of Irish Cultural Identity

Slavin Center

My project looks at the impact of Anthony Raftery, a 19th century blind poet and fiddle player from Co. Mayo, Ireland, on Ireland’s cultural landscape upon his ‘discovery’ by Irish writers Lady Augusta Gregory and Douglas Hyde, and his influence upon E. B. Yeats. Explorations of Scottish folk collections and Homeric influences upon Raftery’s poetry and the art of folk music preservation are also examined.