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Buncrana man produces new radio series 08.11.07

TRADITIONAL song and music lovers should not miss and exciting new series to be aired later this month on Inishowen Community Radio.
The 12-part series examines the contribution that Travellers have made to the preservation of the singing and music tradition in Ireland and Britain.
Jimmy McBride It was researched, produced, scripted and presented by Jimmy McBride of the Inishowen Singers' Circle with technical assistance from staff at ICRfm.
"In times past, they were the bearers and conservationists of an ancient tradition," said an ICRfm spokesperson.
"They brought this tradition to the settled community and helped in no small way to pass this tradition alive."
Programme 1 is entitled ‘The Story of the Travelling Community’ – an introduction to 
the past way of life of the travellers. Contributors include such renowned performers as Ewan McColl, Paddy Keenan, Elizabeth Stewart, John Simie Doherty, Sheila Stewart and Kevin Mitchell.
Programme 2 examines the ‘English Traveller Song Tradition’. The contributor in this programme is Peta Webb from London, who has an interest in the songs of English Travellers. She gave a talk at the international seminar on songs of the Travelling people in Inishowen in March 1995.
Meanwhile, programmes 3 and 4 are based on a keynote address delivered by the late Dr. Tom Munnelly from the Department of Folklore at UCD, Dublin at the same Seminar in Inishowen. Other programmes in this indepth new series examine both the Northern Irish and Scottish traditions while programmes 9 and 10 look at Donegal Travellers and their own unique contribution. The series has been funded through the Broadcasting Commission of Ireland's Sound and Vision Programme. Technical assistance was provided at ICRfm by Brian McGowan, Eddie Dee, Emma McDermott, P.J. McLaughlin, Trudy McLaughlin and Brian Hodges.
The first programme airs at 4pm on Monday, November 19 and will be repeated the following Saturday morning, November 24.
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