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Exploring Oral Histories
Féile na Gaeilge / Irish Language Day

$35 general /
$28 members /
$20 students and seniors

 

To buy tickets over the phone, call IAC’s box office at 866-811-4111

Exploring Oral Histories
Féile na Gaeilge / Irish Language Day

Sunday, April 23 | 12:30 PM

Explore the Irish language with a full day of activities for Irish enthusiasts of all levels! Celebrating the oral histories from New York to the Gaeltacht, this day-long immersion in the language will connect you to other language enthusiasts through education, literature, music, film, and storytelling.

 

SCHEDULE

12:30 – 1:15 PM

The Endangered Language Alliance & WikiTongues:
Why Language Preservation is Important Now More than Ever 

Hear from experts on language preservation in New York City and abroad. WikiTongues is building the first public archive of every language in the world and the Endangered Language Alliance (ELA) documents and supports endangered languages. 

Interviews will be recorded throughout the day with each organization. Sign up to participate by emailing Jessie@irishartscenter.org or calling 212-757-3318 x214.

1:30 – 2:30 PM 

Workshop Break-Out Session 1  
Choose from the following workshops. There will be a second breakout session at 4:15.

Workshop 1: Darach Ó Catháin: Language and Voice
Instructor: Colin Harte 
All levels welcome 

Learn about famous sean nos singer Darach Ó Catháin and the relationship between the Irish language and his singing style. Participants will be taught old Irish lyrics, translation, and phonetic pronunciation. 

Workshop 2: Explore the Irish National Folklore Collection 
Instructor: Frances Mulraney 
All levels welcome

Learn the best Irish sayings and phrases from the University College Dublin’s Irish National Folklore Collection. 


Workshop 3: Irish Radio and TV Production
Instructor: Siobhan Kavanagh
Recommended for intermediate to advanced speakers

Watch and listen to clips from some of the best Irish language programming over the years.


Workshop 4: Creative Writing as Gaeilge
Instructor: Paul Ferris
Recommended for advanced intermediate and experienced learners/speakers

Using both Irish language and creative skills, students will work together in small groups in a relaxed atmosphere to craft a short story, dialog, or newspaper article.

2:30 – 3:30 PM  

Lost in Translation Hour
Choose from one of the following

Translation Workshop
With award-winning translator Alan Titley

Book Club
The Dirty Dust: Cré na Cille Book Club in English and Irish
*Read the entire book before you come for the best discussion possible!*

Film
Bilingual short film screening

3:30 – 4:15 PM

Tea and Conversation
*Break*
Enjoy tea, coffee, and soda bread while you mingle with other Irish language enthusiasts in the gallery. 

4:15 – 5:15 PM

Workshop Break-Out Session 2
Please see break-out session 1 for descriptions 

5:30 PM

Special Closing Event 
Alan Titley's
The Dirty Dust: Cré na Cille

 

Registering for Irish Language Day also includes free admission to the closing event with Alan Titley. Tickets for this event are also available for purchase separately, and you do not need to attend Irish Language Day in order to purchase tickets for the closing event.




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Wikitongues

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Endangered Language Alliance

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Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide.

Irish Arts Center programs are supported, in part, by government partners including the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; Culture Ireland, the agency for the promotion of Irish arts worldwide; the Department of Foreign Affairs and the Consulate of Ireland in New York; the Northern Ireland Bureau; British Council Northern Ireland; the Arts Council of Northern Ireland; The American Ireland Fund; Howard Gilman Foundation; Tourism Ireland; Bloomberg Philanthropies; and thousands of generous donors like you.


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