Songlines across the Border
This creative collaboration project, themed as a Songlines across the Border project, will conclude in a choral spectacular with song all about or inspired by the physical, mythological, psychological border or negotiation and navigation of our geographical or cultural border/s. The project will bring people together in the Leitrim /Fermanagh border area for a final showcase of community singing, community connections and celebration of the diversity of the border region today. The choral aspect will engage community choir groups, community singing groups and primary school groups on a cross border basis. (The choral dimension will roll out in Spring 2019).
This project also connects two similar locally based voluntary performance focused groups in Enniskillen (The Thing Itself) and Manorhamilton (Open Mic Manor) and in so doing engages individuals and individual performers interested in the thematic subject matter. There will be three cross border open mic events taking place in Enniskillen, Blacklion/Belcoo and Manorhamilton enabling individual performers, musicians, poets to make new connections across the borderlines, and to bring to these events individual contributions on a border theme.