CONVERSATION + PLAY | A Series of Irish-related Talks
This FREE event is presented as part of the Conversation + Play talk series curated by the producers of the TEDxAsburyPark conference and Two River Theater.
Gear up for Dancing at Lughnasa by joining us for an engaging evening of Irish-related talks! We will hear from three guest speakers on their area of expertise. A Q&A session will follow and light refreshments will be served. >> Details & Reserve Seats - http://bit.ly/ConversationPlay
Topic 1: Why No Snakes: The power of history and archaeology for understanding Ireland | Stanton W. Green, PhD
Linking the archaeology of Ireland to St. Patrick and the snakes mythology and to the power of modern politics in shaping the divided history and prehistory between Northern Ireland and The Republic.
Topic 2: Brian Friel and the Dawning of Modernism | Elizabeth Gilmatin-Keating, PhD
An overview of Brian Friel's life and discussion of the theme of the coming of modern Ireland that's present in Dancing at Lughnasa.
Topic 3: Tunes and Tales of Old East Galway | Lesl Harker
Traditional Irish Music from the 1930’s: How could the Mundy sisters have known of music from way down in East County Galway, when they were in Donegal?