Mother's Blood, Sister Songs - from Ireland to Iceland and back

  1. Mother's Blood, Sister Songs

    How the genetics of Iceland reveals its Irish motherhood; an exploration of the connections between Iceland and Ireland presented by composer Linda Buckley and produced by Helen Shaw and Athena Media.
    Music is Linda Buckley's Fall Approaches - Haustid Nalgast, which she wrote long before visiting Iceland in 2014, and it uses an Icelandic rimur, or chanted poem, as its inspiration.
    This piece is performed by Ruthless Jabiru in 2013.

    For more go to :
    mothersbloodsistersongs.com/

    Our thanks for use of some drone footage to Robert Fudali photographer and videographer.
    Footage shot by John Howard Athena Media in Kinsale and in Iceland 2019

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  2. Dr Emily Lethbridge is an expert on the Icelandic Sagas. She is English but moved to Iceland in 2011 to follow her research studies on the Icelandic Sagas and ended up settling there and is now raising her young family there. We met up with her at the University of Iceland to talk about the Sagas and to explore how Ireland and the gaelic slaves, who were part of the settlement of Iceland, are reflected in the Sagas. Emily explains the story of Melkorka, the supposed mute Irish slave who turned out to be the daughter of an Irish King, to composer Linda Buckley and says today she feels even more connected to characters like Melkorka as she experiences that sense of building a home in Iceland while also have a home where beloved ones live back in England.

    Check out our project on mothersbloodsistersongs.com

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    Dr Gísli Sigurðsson is a well known expert on the Icelandic Sagas. In 1988 he published his thesis on the gaelic influences in the Icelandic Sagas and researched in Iceland and Ireland. At the time his work was often challenged by fellow academics and Saga researchers but felt he over-estimated the gaelic links, but today, when the genetic research shows the significant influence of gaelic settlers, mostly slaves, (over 60% of the women and 20% of the men) in the Icelandic settlement by the Vikings Gísli Sigurðsson's thesis has been shown to be factually correct.
    This video clip is from a long interview with Professor Sigurðsson for the Mother's Blood, Sister Songs project. You can find out more on our website mothersbloodsistersongs.com
    Gísli is now a Research Professor and Head of the Folklore Department at the Árni Magnússon Institute in Iceland where he has worked since 1990.
    Find out more about his work and research arnastofnun.academia.edu/G%C3%ADsliSigur%C3%B0sson

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  4. Melkorka Ólafsdóttir is a flautist in the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and takes her name from the Melkorka of the Icelandic Sagas. She traces her lineage back to that Melkorka, who is said to have been an Irish Princess taken into slave and bought by an Icelandic chieftain and brought to Iceland.

    Melkorka is a poet, as well as a flautist, and she has written a poem for her name sake and she shares it with us in Icelandic and English.
    In this episode producer Helen Shaw and composer Linda Buckley sit down with Melkorka and talk music, Bjork and motherhood.

    You can find out more about her music here
    ismus.is/i/person/uid-9f6fae6e-c31e-4800-a4d4-043e8f374366
    And Melkorka's Svikaskáld (Imposter Poets) are here
    svikaskald.com/english
    Music:
    Melkorka Ólafsdóttir - Fantasia 6 - Dolce (from solo CD: Telemann Fantasias)

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    Dr Poul Holm is Professor of Environmental History at Trinity College Dublin. He has a background in maritime history and a specialist interest in the Viking settlement in Ireland.

    Poul is Danish and he is the Director of the Trinity Centre for Environmental Humanities, a member of the Royal Irish Academy’s Standing Committee for Archaeology, and Vice-Chair of the Humanities class of Academia Europea.
    Previously he served as Professor of Maritime History, the University of Southern Denmark, and was the Rector of the University of Roskilde before coming to TCD.

    In this video from his interview with Helen Shaw for the transmedia documentary project Mother's Blood, Sister Songs Poul brings us into the world of the Norse Vikings in 9th and 10th Century Ireland and gives us an insight into how the slavery market worked. He explored how the landscape of Iceland changed dramatically from the settlement period in 871 as the once green forests were stripped out.

    tcd.ie/history/staff/holmp.php
    mothersbloodsistersongs.com
    @AthenaMedia2019

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Mother's Blood, Sister Songs - from Ireland to Iceland and back

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Mother's Blood, Sister Songs
How the genetics of Iceland reveals its Irish motherhood; an exploration of the connections between Iceland and Ireland presented by composer Linda Buckley and produced by Athena Media.
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How the genetics of Iceland reveals its Irish motherhood; an exploration of the connections between Iceland and Ireland presented by composer Linda Buckley and produced by Athena Media.
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