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I Was There - Eyewitness 1916

One of the key moments in Ireland's history - an armed rising against English Rule - What was it like to be there? Listen to eyewitness accounts from survivors of the 1916 rising in Dublin (Broadcast 1960)...

Documentary maker: Evelyn Grant

Evelyn Grant
Evelyn Grant

A member of a well-known musical family from Dublin, Evelyn Grant studied the flute in Germany before returning to Ireland to work in the Cork School of Music. Her radio career began on RTÉ Cork Local Radio and she has been a regular voice on RTÉ Lyric fm since its inception.

She has, for many years, been involved in a huge range of music and arts outreach projects and was the first person in Ireland to receive a Master's Degree in Community Music (from the University of York). She was subsequently awarded a Ph.D. for her research on 'Social Inclusion in Music Education' from UCC. In 2007, Evelyn researched and presented a 6-part documentary series for RTÉ lyric fm entitled 'Passions and Policies - Music Education in Ireland.'

As founder of Cork Music Works, which provides performance opportunities for people with learning disability, Evelyn was named as an awardee of Social Entrepreneurs Ireland. ( With her husband, cellist Gerry Kelly, she founded the Cork Pops Orchestra which has performed to over 10,000 school children annually for over 20 years.

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