Dominic and Hamish feat Chris Miles & The Mary Wallopers

  • Sun 20 Mar
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    Dominic and Hamish feat Chris Miles & The Mary Wallopers

    Traditional singer and producer Macdara Yeates travels to Dublin, Dundalk, Edinburgh and Fife to explore the influence of Scottish writer Hamish Henderson on one of Ireland’s most celebrated folk songwriters, Dominic Behan

    Setting off from the Behans’ childhood home of Russell Street in Dublin, Macdara meets Fergus Whelan, historian and personal friend of Dominic and, in Dundalk, ballad group The Mary Wallopers, to discuss the influential Dubliner, his life and his songs.

    In Scotland, Macdara meets with acclaimed ‘bothy’ singer Chris Miles to discuss Behan and Henderson’s camaraderie in Scotland, Henderson’s storied life and career as a poet, war veteran and political activist, and Dominic’s eventual settling and death in his adopted home of Glasgow.

    Directed by Bob Gallagher
    Produced and Curated by Macdara Yeates

    Commissioned by St. Patrick's Festival 2022

    • ABAIR

      ABAIR is an annual multimedia project exploring the oral traditions of Ireland taking place as part of the St. Patrick’s Festival. Now in its fourth year, the 2022 programme looks to our closest neighbours in Scotland, Wales, France and Spain to examine their place in Irish song and story.