Can the Song Collector and his dog Lomax find “that special song” before Galway modernises, and traditional music vanishes forever? An introduction to folk music for kids aged 6+, “The Song Collector” transports you to 1930s Ireland through hand-drawn animation and audience interaction. Written and performed by Chris Moran. Work-in-progress production presented at Galway Theatre Festival 2022.
Drawing on the real work of folk song collectors like Alan Lomax, and set in a rapidly developing 1930s Galway, The Song Collector asks questions about what culture is, how we can preserve it in changing times, and whether sometimes we need to adapt...
Arts Council of Ireland; Wicklow Arts Office; Mermaid Arts Centre