Civil War and the Oral Tradition – Part 1

Civil War and the Oral Tradition – Part 1.
Songs contain the emotions and perceptions of people at a particular time, whereas the history books tell of the facts. In the absence of many songs about the Irish Civil War, presenter Dave Barron looks to America and the songs written by the Irish who participated on both sides of the American Civil War. There he finds emotions and thoughts that are reflected in what little songs and poetry he has found about the Irish Civil War. ‘Civil War and the Oral Tradition’ is based on the essays of Dave Barron and part of Carlow County Council’s Decade of Centenaries programme and funded by Carlow Council and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media