Authors

Caroline O'Shea

Subject Area

Literature

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.

Publisher

Providence College

Date

Spring 2012

Type

Article

Format

Text

.pdf

Language

English

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