The project encompasses a concert inspired by landscape, nature and place. The concert will be produced as part of FleadhFest 2021 and will be directed by Oisin MacDiarmaida and Téada. It will be screened during FleadhFest which is 1st to 9th August.
Music is a unique medium to facilitate a reflection and interpretation of life experiences and how our society has interfaced with landscape and nature. Sligo’s great strength in traditional music heritage is rooted in its landscape, nature and place. Landscape is integral to the culture and particularly so in respect to traditional music; landscape and place inspired many traditional music compositions.
The project will reflect the many linkages of traditional music and Sligo places and will also include newly composed Sligo Ballad and traditional music compositions. It will rekindle connections with nature and emphasise human existence as sustainable only through an appreciation of and value of a larger fabric of life. We are but one species that must live in a state of interconnection with and a dependence on the wider natural world.
The project will seek to reconnect the audience to the natural environment which now more than ever needs to be valued and nurtured. Music can change people’s perspectives; we can use our musical heritage to connect people to the delicate ecosystem of which we are part and the delicate world we must now be proactive to sustain and to face up to and counter climate change.