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A key part of our Dragons in the Hills, National Lottery Heritage Funded project is to use the creative arts, and storytelling to bind the world of myth and legend with the natural world, allowing our little dragons to take us on a journey of wonder and magic, to help us to understand and cherish this mysterious ancient landscape. As well as its fabulous musical heritage, South Armagh is steeped in storytelling - rooted in ancient times when the first peoples lived in this part of Northern Ireland, and continuing to the present day.

In the first of our Music and Myths by the Fireside, we hear the fabulous lockdown music of the 15-18 year olds of the Traditional Arts Partnership - South Armagh, and then hear from local historian Una Walsh, about the origins of Halloween and other magical tales from ancient times (image drawn by Mabel Cheung Harris).

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This recording has been generously supported by:


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