Stop, Look and Listen is public art project by Michael Fortune which involves the research, collection and re-presentation of local traditional songs associated with places along the new Waterford Greenway. The new Waterford Greenway is a 50km walking and cycling route built upon a disused railway track which connects Waterford City to Dungarvan. Along the route,walkers and cyclists will be greeted with signs which will encourage them to take out their smart phones and ‘Stop, Look and Listen’ to specific traditional songs from this part of the county.
20 traditional songs in the Irish and English language have been compiled for this project and recorded onsite along the Greenway with singers of all ages from throughout the county. Each designated stop will have a link to the song online and also a brief background to the song and the singer. These songs can also be viewed online on the project Facebook page where you can enjoy them from the comfort of your home, however, nothing will beat the experience of watching and listening to the singer and the song in the fresh Déise air!
The project was commissioned by The Heritage Office of Waterford City and County Council.
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