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Lomax in Éirinn (Spring 2019)
Film Screening & Conversation with Iarla Ó Lionáird
Friday, April 5, 2019 at 7:30PM

Irish Arts Center
553 West 51st Street
New York, NY 10019


In 1951, the legendary musicologist Alan Lomax came to Ireland as the first stop on a mission to preserve the traditional music of the world. His travels up and down the west coast recording the songs of its people produced Ireland, the seminal album that helped ignite the trad revival of the 1970s and whose influence carries to this day.

Through breathtaking archival and contemporary footage and interviews with contemporary artists,and featuring exclusive performances by Steve Earle, Clannad, Nell Ní Chróinín and Slow Moving Clouds, Lomax in Éirinn uncovers the story of how an American song-collector made an indelible mark on Irish cultural history, and forever changed the way Ireland was perceived across the globe.

A conversation with Iarla Ó Lionáird, sean-nós singer and member of the Gloaming, and Pegi Vail, co-director of NYU’s Center for Media, Culture, and History, will follow the screening.