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Oxford Holywell Music Room

In the summer of 1998, the Holywell Music Room celebrated its 250th anniversary. The oldest custom-b. . . more>>

Oxford - Speech Project

Oxford - Speech Project
The North Wall Arts Centre Oxford

'Music that transforms the spoken words of folk legends.' Using the rhythms and natural melody found in Irish speech, composer and producer Gerry Diver has created a unique collection of new compositions. The Speech Project features exclusive spoken word contributions from seminal Irish folk musicians including Shane MacGowan, Damien Dempsey, Christy Moore, Martin Hayes and Danny Meehan and archive interviews from Margaret Barry and Joe Cooley. Key phrases from recorded interviews are the seeds from which his compositions grow into ground-breaking and beautiful works.

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