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NEW SERIES: From The Linen Hall Archives

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Date(s) - 10/08/2020
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm


Joseph Campbell: Forgotten Poet and Irish Rebel with Jason Burke

Facebook and YouTube broadcast: Monday 10 August, 1.00pm

Jason Burke, Linen Hall Arts & Cultural Programmer, will commence a brand-new series in which he will delve into the Linen Hall archives to unearth some fascinating treasures. The first lecture in the series will be on the forgotten poet and Irish rebel Joseph Campbell who penned the words to the traditional airs My Lagan Love and Gartan Mother’s Lullaby. Not only that, Campbell was a founding member of the Ulster Literary Theatre (c.1904) and the Irish Volunteers (1913), he took part in the Easter Rising (1916), became a Sinn Fein Councillor in 1921, and was interned by pro-treaty forces during the Irish Civil War in 1922/23.

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