Christ Church: Celtic Revival Summer School

Christ Church Cathedral Dublin webeditor at
Sat Jun 3 21:33:47 GMT 2006

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F r i d a y  7  -  W e d n e s d a y  1 2  J u l y  2 0 0 6

C E L T I C  R E V I V A L  S U M M E R  S C H O O L

A unique summer school entitled 'Ceangal Dhá Chultúr: Celtic
Revival Summer School' will be held from 7-12 July 2006 in a
joint venture between Christ Church Cathedral and Áras Éanna
arts centre on Inis Oírr, Aran islands. The six day programme
includes lectures, music, poetry, drama, and field trips.

The aim is to explore the uniquely inclusive atmosphere of the
Celtic revival period in Ireland in the late 19th and early 20th
century, highlighting its legacy in art, music and literature. In
bringing together a Church of Ireland cathedral and an Irish
Gaeltacht arts centre, the summer school mirrors the fruitful
encounter between different strands of Irish life during the Celtic
revival itself. In this 90th anniversary year of the 1916 Easter
Rising, the summer school will also reflect on the relationship
between the rediscovery of a national cultural self-awareness
and the drive for political independence.

Events begin at Christ Church, Dublin on Friday 7 July with a
keynote address and wine reception. On Saturday 8 July, a
special service of Evensong in Irish 'Urnaí na Nóna', is followed
by dinner in the cathedral crypt. On Sunday 9 July, the summer
school transfers to Áras Éanna, Inis Oírr, Aran Islands, continuing
there until Wednesday 12 July. Contributors include Dr Nicola
Gordon-Bowe, biographer of Harry Clarke; Prof Terence Brown,
biographer of WB Yeats; Judith Hill, biographer of Lady Gregory;
former archbishop of Dublin, Dr Donald Caird; and Dr Gordon
McCoy of the Ultach Trust.

Registration form, travel and accommodation details are available
from +353 (0) 99 75150 or araseanna at and are online at:
As a limited number of places are available on the
summer school, it is advisable to book early.

The summer school director is Aonghus Dwane, director of the
Áras Éanna arts centre. Kenneth Milne, chairman of the Culture
committee at Christ Church, is acting as consultant to the school.

For details of availability for choirs wishing to sing a residency at
Christ Church over the next year, visit our calendar of available dates:

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