Comóradh ar shaothar Thomáis Uí Mháille, an chéad Ollamh le Gaeilge i gColáiste na hOllscoile Gaillimh.

D'eagraigh an Dr Deirdre Ní Chonghaile ceolchoirm sa Taibhdhearc i mbliana, mar chuid den bhféile 'CÚIRT’ a bhí i gcomhpháirtíocht le Arts in Action. Ócáid a bhí ann le comóradh a dhéanamh ar Thomás Ó Máille, an chéad Ollamh le Gaeilge i gColáiste na hOllscoile Gaillimh, fear a chruthaigh na céadta taifeadadh fuaime de chainteoirí Gaeilge as Connacht agus Co. an Chláir. Sa taifead seo den cheolchoirm, cuirfidh an Dr. Deirdre Ní Chonghaile i láthair Tomás agus a shaothar, cloisfidh muid blaiseadh beag de na taifeadtaí a rinne sé, agus déanfaidh triúr aíonna speisialta – Sarah Ghriallais, Mary Staunton agus Saileog Ní Cheannabháin – a leagan féin d’amhráin as cartlann an Mháilligh a chanadh. Is é Marcus Mac Conghail a léirigh an clár.

An extraordinary audio archive from NUI Galway was showcased at this year’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature in Galway at an event in An Taibhdhearc organised by Dr Deirdre Ní Chonghaile. The recordings in question were originally wax cylinder recordings made by Tomás Ó Máille, the inaugural Professor of Irish at University College Galway, nearly one hundred years ago, and recently digitized. Focusing on folklore, song, and dialects, they include hundreds of recordings of Irish speakers from every county in Connacht and County Clare. In the event we hear, Deirdre Ní Chonghaile introduces Tomás and his work, along with excerpts of his recordings from the NUI Galway archive. She also introduces three special guests – singers Sarah Ghriallais, Mary Staunton, and Saileog Ní Cheannabháin – who performed their own renditions of songs retrieved from Ó Máille’s recordings. Produced by Marcus Mac Conghail.