Revisiting Dublin Mean Time
Music Network is delighted to present a wonderful new collaboration involving some of the finest Irish and Scottish traditional musicians. Dancer Colin Dunne will be joined by Tola Custy, Maeve Gilchrist and David Power for a performance of an exciting newly commissioned work.
Birr Theatre & Arts Centre
22nd September 2016 at 8:25 pm
Revisiting Dublin Mean Time (1880-1916), a time that reflected the rising of the sun at the Dunsink Observatory in Ireland, 25 minutes and 21 seconds later than it's rising at Greenwich, will offer a musical exploration of the deviating light patterns that introduce the dawn..
The lighting of the Uisneach beacon fire was the signal for igniting fires on many hills across the whole island creating a unique ‘fire eye’ with Uisneach being the pupil. This heralded the coming of summer.
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