WEDDING TRUMPETS OF IRELAND AND NEPAL WEDDING TRUMPETS OF IRELAND AND WALES – from broken traditions to living traditions Ancient Music Ireland: Simon and Maria O’Dwyer This presentation introduces the characteristics of the great Iron Age trumpets of Ireland and Wales and their possible uses in antiquity. A research trip to Nepal opened up viable reasons for the semi-circular aspects of the Iron Age ‘trumpa créda’ and ‘trumpa mór’. In 2011, Ancient Music Ireland were invited to present a series of lectures in the Music Department of the University of Kathmandu. Interviews with players and makers alongside footage of a traditional Nepalese wedding band, reveals living musical traditions that aid research into the possible uses for the Irish/Welsh Iron Age trumpets. Was making circles in the air with pairs of trumpets to celebrate a royal wedding a common event in Iron Age Ireland and Wales? This 30 minute segment by musician and music-archaeologist Simon O’Dwyer, presents a convincing theory! Simon and Maria will be available on the chat line for comments and questions when the presentation streams.

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Event Date 22-05-2021 3:00 pm
Event End Date 07-06-2021 11:00 pm
Cut off date 07-06-2021 11:55 pm
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