Shared Music of Dalriada – The Thatchers of Glenrae

The Shared Music of Dalriada project offered young people the chance to explore the shared musical heritage of the Glens of Antrim and the Mull of Kintyre.

This piece, The Thatchers of Glenrae, is the last of three pieces that the young musicians have worked on together. Written by an Irish labourer while working in ‘the shire of Argyle’, the song was chosen as an illustration of the shared nature of the music of Dalriada.

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This project is funded by the CCGBC Good Relations programme, supported by The NI Executive Office (Together: Building a United Community), and delivered by CCGBC Museum Services in partnership with Glens of Antrim Comhaltas and the Mull of Kintyre Music Festival. We would like to express our thanks to all our participants for their time and dedication to this project under these difficult circumstances.

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