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Pearse’s ‘eccentric critic’:Dr Richard Henebry,1863-1916

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Pearse’s ‘eccentric critic’:Dr Richard Henebry,1863-1916

The Martin Reilly Lecture series in conjunction with the  Léachtaí sa Leabharlann series will co-hosting the forthcoming talk on Richard Henebry, a trenchant critic of attempts to modernise Irish language writing, who compared Pádraig Pearse’s short stories to ‘the mincing of an underassistant floor-walker of a millinery shop’. The Reverend Dr Richard Henebry was a Waterford-born scholar, priest and patriot whose commitment to Irish traditional music is evident in the posthumuosly published A Handbook of Irish Music (1928), a unique analysis of traditional music.


Given by Dr Méabh Ní Fhuartháin, a fellow Déiseach, this talk will introduce Henebry as a revivalist and scholar in the field of traditional music and will contextualise his music scholarship in Ireland of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.


Hosted by Comhrá Ceoil at the Centre for Irish Studies, the Martin Reilly Lecture Series celebrates the  Galway uilleann piper Martin Reilly, by providing a platform for new research in Irish traditional music and dance. Léachtaí sa Leabharlann is a series curated by the Centre for Irish Studies to commemorate the year of 1916.


The lecture will begin at 6.30pm on Tuesday 9 February at Galway City Library in Augustine Street.

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