Mother Tongues Festival 2018-37

Songs of Joyce

LANGUAGE: English & others
Duration: 30 min
Time: 5.30 pm


Darina Gallagher, Sinead Murphy, Mother Tongues, Mother Tongues Dublin, multilingualism, rising bilingual children Dublin, bilingualism, DublinDarina Gallagher and Sinead Murphy are best known for their award-winning show Songs of Joyce – a musical extravaganza with songs drawn from the life and works of James Joyce.
It has toured internationally to critical acclaim including Boston, New York, Budapest, Prague, San Sebastian and Moscow.
Since 2010, they have created a number of musical performances based on Joyce’s major works – Dubliners, Finnegans Wake and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Their new show, Misses Liffey, brings us on a river run journey through the city of Dublin introducing us to many of Joyce’s women characters that live, work, sing and laugh along her banks, “a brilliant new Joycean-themed musical” The Irish Times

For the Mother Tongues festival, Sinead and Darina will explore some of the musical linguistic magic that James Joyce developed throughout his life living in various countries in Europe. His children grew up speaking at least four different languages, Joyce mixes these mother tongues into layers of wordplay that are both comical and poignant.

“Comic joy – with a real sense of joie de vivre.”
Alan Chadwick, Scottish Herald


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