Kilmore Carols

EXHIBITION : CHRISTMAS TV PAST

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A tradition of singing ancient Christmas carols is kept alive in Kilmore Church, County Wexford. The songs are sung in the Yola language which is unique to Wexford.

  • Title
    Kilmore Carols
  • 1st Broadcast
    01/05/1977
  • Contributor
    Diarmuid O Muirithe (Reporter)
  • Clip Duration
    00:02:44
  • Material Type
    Video
  • Series title
    The Arts Programme
  • Clip title
    Kilmore Carols
  • Extended description

    In this report from 'The Arts Programme' a choir of six local men, all related to each other is profiled. The choir sing ancient carols and religious songs in Kilmore church, County Wexford maintaining a family tradition. The men are JACK DEVEREAUX, JOHNNY DEVEREAUX, LIAM SHIELD, JIMMY KEHOE, TIM REVELL and JACK BUSHER. The voiceover is by the RTÉ reporter DIARMUID O'MUIRITHE who mentions the various careers the six men are or were involved in. The songs are in the Yola language which is unique to Wexford.

  • Information

    A report from 'The Arts Programme' series first broadcast in 1 May 1977.

  • Local keywords
    Kilmore Church, County Wexford, Choral music, Christmas carols, Jack Devereaux, Jack Busher, Jerusalem My Happy Home, Johnny Devereaux, Liam Shield, Tim Revell, Jimmy Kehoe
  • Geographical coverage
    Ireland
  • Topic
    National Holidays, Festivals, Anniversaries, Annual Events
  • Publisher Broadcaster
    RTÉ
  • First broadcast channel
    RTÉ
  • Production year
    1977
  • Country of production
    IRELAND
  • Original identifier
    P332/00077
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item colour
    Colour
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Aspect ratio
    4:3
  • Language used
    English (eng)
  • Original language
    English (eng)
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