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Restringing the Stone Fiddle (Concert)

Wednesday July 10, 2024
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Wednesday July 10, 8:00pm
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A performance of Paddy Tunney’s classic song memoir, a marriage of stories, songs, music and dance.

The Tunney Song Tradition Trust, in association with the Regional Cultural Centre and Ceol na Coille, will launch a new edition of Paddy Tunney’s The Stone Fiddle on 10 July 2024 in the Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny (8pm). . A unique evening of songs and stories performed by two generations of Paddy’s family and special guests: Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Rita Gallagher, Shauna McGeehan, Lillis Ó Laoire, and Michael Carey.

Paddy’s memoir contains over 60 songs but, as Bill Meek wrote in The Irish Times, back when it first appeared, ‘Paddy Tunney’s book is much more than a collection of songs … only infrequently can a study be said to reveal a culture from within. When such an event occurs, the result can be electrifying, and such is the effect of The Stone Fiddle, undoubtedly a of piece literature, and yet so directed by the oral tradition that the pages dance with a degree of life denied to most literary works.’  Now, after many years out of print, Paddy’s children and grandchildren, working through the Tunney Song Tradition Trust, are making this 1970s’ classic available to a new generation of singers and lovers of the Irish song tradition.

The new edition features several additions including photographs, maps, a full index and an introduction by Dr John Tunney, which provides many insights into the origins of the book, what his father included and why. The text is unchanged and is as fresh as when first published in 1979. To read The Stone Fiddle is to enter into Paddy’s sense of himself, his very consciousness, to step into a lost world that survived only in his memory and imagination.


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Terms & Conditions

  1. Latecomers may only be admitted until a suitable break in the performance at the discretion of management.
  2. Management reserves the right to refuse admission.
  3. Use of flash photography and recording equipment is not permitted. 
  4. Management reserves the right to make essential changes to the cast or programme without prior notice.
  5. Management reserves the right to cancel any performance without prior notice. In this event tickets may be exchanged or refunded to the face value only from the original point of sale.
  6. Ticket holders enter the venue at their own risk and assume all responsibility for their property.
  7. Food may not be consumed in the auditorium.
  8. For safety reasons, buggies or carrycots are not permitted in the auditorium..


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