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Song of Granite


Acclaimed filmmaker Pat Collins brings the dramatic life story of legendary seannós singer Joe Heaney to the screen in this exploration of the man and his music. With an approach that marries traditional narrative episodes with documentary footage, the film celebrates the music Joe Heaney created while painting an unflinching portrait of Heaney the man.

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Irish Ethnomusicologist and Musician Aileen Dillane’s Semester-long Visit Educates, Enlightens and Enlivens the Notre Dame Campus

Author: Mary Hendriksen



In Fall 2017, Professor Aileen Dillane of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick was the Herbert Allen & Donald R. Keough Visiting Faculty Fellow and the Moore & Livingston Faculty Fellow at the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies. A dynamic teacher and performer, she did much during her semester on campus to illustrate how different genres of "Irish" music have been experienced, re-imagined and extended over the years and how music is central to discussions and representations of Irish and Irish-American identity.

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