On a Rock in The Middle of The Ocean (Crua)

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Lillis Ó Laoire

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Tír gan teanga, tír gan anam. Sin a deirtear. Agus is fíor freisin a rá gur tír gan anam tír gan cheol. In Éirinn tá an ceol fite fuaite le gach gné den saol againn, agus gan mórán airde tugtha ar an fhíoras seo. Sa saothar spreagúil Ar Chreag i Lár na Farraige ’sí an cheist seo, brí an cheoil, atá faoi chaibidil.

Oileán Thoraí, oileán an rí gan choróin atá ina luí amuigh ó chósta thiar-thuaidh Thír Chonaill. Cé nach mór a achar, is mór an mhaoin cheoil atá neadaithe ann, le traidisiún amhránaíochta atá fós beo agus ina chuid lárnach de shaol an oileán. In Ar Chreag i Lár na Farraige déanann an t-údar scagadh ar chleachtadh na hamhránaíochta i measc phobal an oileán. Déanann sé an cleachtadh sin a shníomh isteach i gcomhthéacs shaol an phobail céanna, ar thóir réiteach na ceiste: Cén bhrí atá leis an cheol?

Tá suas le ochtó grianghraf sa leabhar, agus tá dlúthdhiosca ag dul leis ar a bhfuil idir amhráin agus cheol ón oileán. Tá amhráin ar an CD ó amhránaithe móra Thoraí, leithéidí John Tom Ó Mianáin, Jimí Mhary Bhilí, Teresa Mhic Claifeartaigh agus Éamonn Mac Ruairí. Leabhar údarásach atá in Ar Chreag i Lár na Farraige, agus bíobla úr d’amhránaithe ar fud na tíre agus do lucht an cheoil go gineareálta, a nochtaidh cruinne shaibhir chultúrtha Oileán Thoraigh dóibh. Cuirfidh an bailiúchán seo gliondar ar aon duine a bhfuil ceol ina chroí.

It has been said that true music repeats the thought and inspirations of the people and the time. In Ireland, music infiltrates many aspects of our lives and our culture, although this fact often goes unremarked. This inspirational book explores the topic of music, and its meaning within a particular society.

Tory Island, the island of the uncrowned king, lies off the north west coast of Donegal. Although small in size, the island is privileged to be the bearer of an extensive singing tradition which dates back over 200 years, and remains an integral part of the island’s cultural infrastructure today. Ar Chreag i Lár na Farraige explores the place of music, specifically singing, within Tory’s society and beyond, placing a particular emphasis on its meaning and purpose for the community who have kept it alive.

With up to eighty photographs, and a CD highlighting many of the songs and singers featured in the book, this is an essential buy for all those with an interest in the singing and musical traditions of Ireland. Insightful and unique, it uncovers the cultural treasure that is the living heritage of the Tory Islanders.

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Weight 784 g
Dimensions 234 × 155 × 29 mm

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