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The World Premiére of a newly composed piece  of music entitled Suantraí na hInise / Island Lullaby will take place at The Blasket Centre, Co. Kerry on November 17th. Composed by Colm Ó Foghlú, and featuring Niamh Ní Charra (concertina), Noreen O’Donoghue (harp), and the Dublin String Ensemble, it has been written to commemorate the anniversary of the evacuation of the Blasket Islands, which took place on that same date 60 years previously. Along with the newly composed music, the evening will feature archive audio visual material including footage from the Blaskets and interviews with some of the islanders.

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