A new radio documentary featuring the tradition of storytelling developed by visual artist Amanda
Jane Graham and traditional musician Martin Donohoe with Zoran Donohoe on Harp, Bobby
Walsh on Guitar and technician Paul Farnan, produced for radio by Fintan Mc Manus will air this Christmas.
'The Pram That Helped The Rising' is a recognition of the substantial, valuable and vital efforts
made by our global Irish communities to their homeland. It pays tribute to Cavan man Marcus Daly,
whose foresight paved the way for Butte Montana becoming known as the Richest Hill On Earth.
The Pram That Helped The Rising acknowledges and honours the art, custom and history of
storytelling within our culture and explores private and collective memory. Through the tradition of
oral history, a displaced community is brought back into focus, within the contemporary frame of
The Pram That Helped The Rising was funded by Cavan Arts Office, Cavan County Council, the
Arts Council and commissioned by Cavan Curators in Residence Annette Maloney and Maeve
Mulrennan. It was preformed in March 2016 at the Townhall Arts Space Cavan as part of the Cavan
2016 Centenary Celebrations.
The documentary launches on both Shannonside and Northern Sound FM on Tuesday 27, December 2016 at 8pm.