Bonus episode! In this special edition episode of the song house podcast, Sinead meets with Brian Lacey who is an archaeologist, historian, lecturer, author and educator. This episode is especially dedicated to the subject of Colmcille/Columba – the historical figure who’s 1500 birth year anniversary is marked and celebrated this year. Brian himself celebrates 50 years of Colmcille study and we thought it fitting to invite him to share some of his wealth of knowledge in relation to Colmcille with us. These is so much to talk about in relation to this rich, very significant historical figure and if you are a beginner like me – you will likely end up with more q’s after hearing this 1 hour fascinating snippet from Brian. At the end of this episode you can hear a choral rendition of ‘I am tired’ with the recent singing holiday group that stayed at the Song House. This is an old song that was inspired by the last words of St. Colmcille. We will be back with another fantastic guest next week for our regularly scheduled episode.
Colmcille poetry writing workshops – On The Trail Of Colmcille/Columba with Annemarie Ní Churreáin – The Song House (thesonghouseireland.com)
Brians most recent publication on St. Eunan – Four Courts Press | Adomnán, Adhamhnán, Eunan
Brians books on Colmcille specifically – Colum Cille and the Columbian Tradition by Brian Lacey (goodreads.com)
Lacey Brian [editor]. O’Donnell Manus. The Life Of Colum Cille, limited edition, signed. at Whyte’s Auctions | Whyte’s – Irish Art & Collectibles (whytes.ie)
Saint Columba: His Life and Legacy by Brian Lacey (goodreads.com)