As part of the ongoing public-art project, Home on the Grange, the team comprised of Emmett Scanlon, Aisling Mc Coy and Paul Guinan are seeking new ways to discuss architecture, home and the themes that are emerging as they visit inhabitant-participants in their homes in Grangegorman. As part of Open House Dublin and in an effort to fold stories, themes and ideas about home that were already emerging in conversation with inhabitant-participants, the team published a newspaper, held a pop-up photographic exhibition and held a concert, Songs About Home.
Songs About Home was an evening of words, songs and stories emerging from the ongoing project, read and presented by muscians and artists from the area to a packed-house in St. Laurence’s Church on the campus.
Performers included Mary and the Pigeons, Susannah De Wrixon, Ciaran Crilly, the DeCourcey String Quartet (leader Philip Dodd), and choir Mellow Tonics (director Norah Walsh).
You can read more about Songs About Home and how it sits within Home on the Grange here.
Songs About Home was kindly supported by LUAS Cross City and Dublin City Architects.
Songs About Home
A community performance as part of Home on the Grange, a public-art project based in the Grangegorman neighbourhood.
Grangegorman Neighbourhood, Dublin
Grangegorman Development Authority
Aisling Mc Coy
LUAS Cross City (Songs About Home)
DCC Architects Department (Songs About Home)
Songs About Home Photography:
Aisling Mc Coy / Ste Murray