TREE TV starts at 8pm
WELCOME! WITH FESTIVAL ORGANISERS EIMEAR REIDY & NATALIA BEYLIS
‘Little Oak No Apples’
Roslyn Steer is a musician based in Coolyduff, Co. Cork. She is a member of the bands Crevice and Morning Veils. Her latest album is available here.
‘Making Acorn Flat Breads'
Lucy O'Hagan guides us through the process of making acorn flour and delicious flat breads.
Through her project, Wild Awake, Lucy O'Hagan runs classes and nature connection programmes that aim to rekindle environmental and cultural resilience through the (re)learning of ancestral and traditional skills in nature.
She offers courses on Ancestral Skills and Ethnobotany and also runs the Phoenix Forest School.'Wild Awake' is grown from the belief in the need to preserve wildness in ourselves, in our landscapes and in our cultures. A love of nature and a wish to share that with people, to inspire effective earth stewards, is at the heart of what we do. We envisage a future where our relationship with the earth is founded in compassion, dignity and respect.
'Talaat Ya Mahali Nourha'
Mohammad Syfkhan is a singer and bouzouki player. He blends songs and music from various traditions to provide his own unique take on Syrian folk music. He can sometimes be seen playing music to the trees around his home in Carrick on Shannon. He is currently working on his first solo studio album.
DR. MARION MCGARRY
Trees in Ireland - history, meaning and identity
Talk & Presentation
The co-author (with Dermot O'Donovan) of the book See the Wood from the Trees (2018) Marion McGarry will give a talk on the history of trees in Ireland. This will culminate in the story of wood felled trees from Áras an Uachtaráin that were donated by President Michael D Higgins to students at GMIT Letterfrack.
Dr Marion McGarry is an art historian. She lectures at Galway–Mayo Institute of Technology Letterfrack, a campus which specialises in design and manufacture of timber products. She frequently writes on Irish heritage and her latest book is Irish Customs and Rituals: How Our Ancestors Celebrated Life and the Seasons (Orpen Press, 2020)
Claire Guerin is a visual artist, performance artist and a sound artist based in Cork. She is also a founding member of The Guesthouse.
THE REST OF THE WEEK:
TREE TV EPISODE 2
Friday 18 DEC 8 PM
Tommy Earley, Natasha Bourke, Jonny Dillon, Neil Fitzgibbon, Dan Walsh, Katie Holten, Maija Sofia
TREE TV EPISODE 3
Saturday 19 DEC 8 PM
Niall Miller, Jennifer Walshe, Kim Ruffin, Tola Custy, Nick Roth, David Smith
TREE TV EPISODE 4
Sunday 20 DEC 8 PM
Edwina Guckian, Cathy Jordan & Eleanor Shanley, Colette O'Neill, Sarah Lundy, Vanya Lambrecht-Ward, Cathy Fitzgerald