Chance to take a 3,000 year musical trip back in time

Attached images of Simon O’Dwyer (www.ancientmusicireland.com) playing a reproduction of a 1st C. BCE Iron Age Loughnashade Trumpa, found at Navan Fort near Armagh.

There’s an opportunity in Kerry tonight to take a musical journey back in time to 3 thousand years ago.

Musicians will gather outside Dromid Community Centre in Cillín Liath tonight to play replicas of instruments from the Bronze and Iron Ages.

The free event is part of Heritage Week and begins at 7pm.


It’s being organised by the Umha Aois group – which is Irish for Bronze Age.

In the clip, you’ll hear Simon O’Dwyer perform on a replica of an Iron Age horn – the Loughnashade Trumpa.

One of the organisers, Holger Lonze says people will also be able to create their own replicas of the musical instruments.