The stories behind famous songs about Galway will be the subject of a lecture at the Galway City Museum this evening at 7pm.
Folk singer-songwriter John Faulkner will discussing and perform songs like ‘The Sporting Races of Galway’ and Francis Fahy’s ‘Dear Old Galway Bay’. On March 20, Ríonach Uí Ógáin, director of the National Folklore Collection, UCD, will discuss traditional songs relating to boats and harvesting the sea. On March 27 NUI Galway’s Patrick Lonergan will give an insight into the playwright John Millington Synge and his Galway writings.
Admission is free but advance booking is essential through 091 - 532460.