Civil War and the Oral Tradition – Part 2

Rambling houses are great for preserving stories and songs from times past. In Part 2 of ‘Civil War and the Oral Tradition’, presenter Dave Barron explores their importance with Eddie McDonald, who hosts rambling sessions at his home in Clonmore. It’s in places like this that songs from the Civil War are heard. In particular, the songs and poetry that tell the story of the shooting at Sheen where Miley Carroll and James O’Toole were killed. Hear these songs sung by local Carlow people in this documentary which is based on an essay written by Dave Barron, ‘Civil War and the Oral Tradition’. This documentary is 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