A unique evening of musical, vocal and spoken word performances, Songs About Home reflected stories of home, homelessness and creative home-making in the Grangegorman neighbourhood. These stories are emerging in conversations with the inhabitant-participants of this unique part of Dublin city as part of the ongoing, collaborative public art project, Home on the Grange.
Performers include Mary and the Pigeons, Susannah De Wrixon, Ciaran Crilly, the DeCourcey String Quartet (leader Philip Dodd, Noise Dack, Philip Keegan, Mary Barnecutt), and choir Mellow Tonics (director Norah Walsh). Songs About Home was curated by Emmett Scanlon. Musical arrangements by Mary Barnecutt and Norah Walsh and Naoise Dack.
Original texts read on the evening by Nathan O Donnell and Emmett Scanlon.
The Home on the Grange team will have other events and are busy working on issue II of the newspaper so stay tuned for future updates.
Photographs by Aisling McCoy and graphic design by Paul Guinan.
Songs About Home was kindly supported by LUAS Cross City and Dublin City Architects.
Home on the Grange is a public art project, a collaboration between Emmett Scanlon, Aisling McCoy and Paul Guinan and a growing number of inhabitant participants of the Grangegorman neighbourhood. Home on the Grange has been commissioned under Pathway 2 of the ‘…the lives we live’, the Grangegorman Public Art Project. This pathway centres on community based projects and events and aims to increase local participation and engagement with life through the arts.  Extract from ‘Dreams of a Summer…