Ghost of the Carricks – An Irish Famine Odyssey in Rural Quebec

Ghost of the Carricks – An Irish Famine Odyssey in Rural Quebec


Monday, May 8, at 19:30 – Irish Heritage Quebec will hold an activity in McMahon Hall, 1145 De Salaberry in Quebec City- Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin will give an illustrated presentation based on ‘Ghost of the Carricks: An Irish Famine Odyssey in Rural Quebec’, a forthcoming documentary film which he produced and directed.

The documentary profiles the coffin ship Carricks of Whitehaven that foundered off the Gaspé coast in April 1847.

Members and friends are invited. Refreshments will be served and parking stubs for Îlot St-Patrick will be validated.

For more information, phone Irish Heritage Quebec at 418-704-3404

Professor Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin is an award-winning Irish musician, ethnomusicologist and cultural historian. Formerly Professor of Irish Studies and Professor of Music at the University of Missouri, he currently holds the bilingual Johnson Chair in Quebec and Canadian Irish Studies at Concordia University, Montreal.

He has performed, broadcast, adjudicated and lectured on Irish music throughout Europe and North America. Funded by the Quebec government, his research focuses on cultural memory and Irish soundscapes in Quebec and Canada since the fall of New France.

1145 Av De Salaberry,
Quebec QC
G1R 2V7

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