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Friday 19 September 2014

Wicklow in Song at Gaol

Published 19/07/2014 | 12:00

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Following on from last year's success in Kilruddery House, Wicklow in Song is once again celebrating Wicklow's Cultural Heritage with a very special event in Wicklow Gaol on July 25.

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Wicklow in Song is organised by Wicklow native, Oisin Costello, who brought the event to Kilruddery House last summer.

This year's line-up features Kila's Uileann Piper Eoin Dillon, 'Home and Away' stars Alison McGirr and Sam Atwell and Dave Duffy of 'Fair City.'

This year's focus is on Georgian and Victorian Wicklow, the Famine as it descended on the county; the pervading culture of oppression; the impact of deportation on the Wicklow Community and the 1798-1803 Wicklow Rebellion.

A mixture of music, song and monologue, the night will feature Gregorian Chant performed by members of the Palestrina Choir; traditional Irish music featuring Eoin Dillon from Kila; traditional song by baritone, Oisin Costello, formerly of Pro Cathedral's Palestrina Choir, and Irish songs by local ladies, acapella group, Atmosphere.

Monologues will be performed by well-known Home and Away actors: Alison McGirr and Sam Atwell, and will feature letters from loved ones transported to Van Diemen's Land; appeals for clemency on behalf of the convicted; famine journal extracts and Charles Stewart Parnell's Homestead Speech.

Tickets are €15and can be purchased from Wicklow Gaol.

The event starts at 8 p.m..

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