A hidden Ulster
People, songs and traditions of Oriel
Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin
‘A momentous publication ... a treasure trove of words, a cultural and social history ... a work of phenomenal concentration, great tenderness and bighearted loyalty’, Michael Longley.
‘One of the most devoted and talented few who has restored these forgotten riches to our common patrimony. An accomplished and sensitive artist, a gifted craftswoman, her singing and work reveal a great tradition’, Seán Mac Réamoinn.
‘The drama of the survival of each precious piece is brought fully alive. She names every one of the people whose cherishing of these songs brought them safe into her time’, Nuala Ó Faoláin.