The works of James Joyce contain hundreds of references to traditional Irish songs. Tenor Fran O’Rourke will present a selection of these songs, accompanied by Ireland’s leading classical guitarist John Feeley. Their program will include the two songs most important in the Sirens episode of Ulysses, “The Croppy Boy,” and “The Last Rose of Summer,” as well as “The Lass of Aughrim,” which inspired Joyce’s most famous short story “The Dead." Song texts will be distributed and the audience will be invited to join in.
This event is co-sponsored by the Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies.