The webinar, “James Hardiman 200 years on: Commemorating The History of the Town and County of the Town of Galway” took place on April 29th, 2020. A video and audio recording of the session are included below.
This year marks the bicentenary of the publication of James Hardiman’s classic History of the Town and County of the Town of Galway. This webinar explores Hardiman as a scholar of music, poetry, folklore and history. The panellists will assess his work as a historian and as collector of songs, discuss the Galway of his lifetime and his association with the university, interspersed with performances.
The panellists are all contributors to a forthcoming book, commemorating Hardiman’s History and exploring artistic and cultural life in his adopted city over the past two hundred years.