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Songs Beyond Borders

Oskar Cox-Jensen tells the story of five songs from the past three centuries which have travelled across borders to and from Ireland, Europe and across the world.

To be broadcast as a Lyric Feature on RTÉ lyric fm in the autumn/winter of 2021. Date to be confirmed.

Presenter Oskar Cox-Jensen

Presented by Oskar Cox-Jensen, this programme tells the story of five songs from the past three centuries which have travelled to and from Ireland, Europe and around the world:

Last Rose of Summer

Robin Adair

Green Fields of France

Those Evening Bells

Bonny Light Horseman

These songs have changed language, found new audiences and arrangements, and sometimes ending up in surprising places.

Contributors to the programme are David Robb and Sarah McCleave of the School of Arts, English and Language at Queen’s University Belfast, Brianna Robertson-Kirkland, Lecturer in Historical Musicology at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, and musicologist Tríona O’Hanlon.

The soundtrack to the programme includes clips from CD and new performances by Brianna Robertson-Kirland and Brian Connor, David Robb, and Oskar Cox-Jensen.