Talamh an Eisc (Land of the Fish) and the Irish Music in Canada
Time: 2 to 3 pm
Location: Gallery 8
Since early 1500s, the Irish have been sailing west, first to fish off the shores of Newfoundland, known as Talamh an Eisc, the Land of the Fish, and then to settle in every corner of the land that we know today as Canada. The kitchens, parlours, and dance halls of the new country have been ringing with the sounds of jigs and reels, ballads, and convivial songs of Irish derivation that eventually blended with older Indigenous, Scottish, and French traditional music. Discover the fascinating story behind the Irish musical journey in Canada and dance to the fiddle tunes to celebrate the country’s rich and diverse culture.