Sam Henry: Connecting with the Past

2 - 26 January

Admission Free

Sam Henry (1878 - 1952) is best known as a folklorist and recognised for his ‘Songs of the  People’ collection (1923 - 1939). This exhibition explores some of the work that groups in the Causeway Coast and Glens area have been involved in as part of the ‘Sam Henry: Connecting with the Past, Collecting for the Future’ project.

This programme, funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Collections Fund and administrated by the Museums Association has seen the creation of new poetry and prose, new photographs of our area, recordings of songs from the collection and exhibition materials inspired by Sam’s Collection. This includes ‘A Journey through the Roe Valley with Sam Henry’ banner produced by the Roe Valley Ancestral Researchers and more.

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