Dooagh Day & Emer Mayock from Music of Mayo launched a new collection of songs from the archive of John ‘Twin’ McNamara on Saturday 22nd of October 2022 in Óstán Oileán Acla.
The recording, which is entitled ‘Oileán m’Aislingí’ or ‘Island of my Dreams’ is a compilation of 18 songs and includes a mix of old Achill songs, John’s own compositions, old Achill poems to which John has composed the music as well as some of John’s other favourites.
A booklet containing two CDs is now on sale. The recording is also available to download digitally on bandcamp.com.
Funding from Creative Ireland Mayo for this publication is gratefully acknowledged. The project is proudly supported by Dooagh Day, Scoil Acla, CFÁA, Coiste Gaeilg’ Acla & Achill International Harp Festival.
All proceeds from the sale of the publication will go towards Dooagh Day, Achill RNLI and the Dooagh Loop Walk.
BUY THE BOOK OR SONGS
The book is available to buy locally or via Achill Tourism at the button below.