Curiosity about the reception the statue of Richard Harris recieved in Limerick prompted an investigation into the vernacular voice of the City. Definitions of territory are generally physical, boundaries not necessarily so. It is impossible to create a totality.
In 2007 a racist group marked a route in Limerick City with a series of anti-immigration proclamations pasted on walls. The diligence of their efforts was matched by an anonymous counter response of reclamation by members of the Limerick public. This particular racist campaign has not been active since.
Come-all-ye’s’ were 19th century Irish american ballads that are associated as genuine ‘music from the old country’ due to the heavy sentiment of loss and regret. Now that our ‘irishness’ is imported is its memory reformatted?
The consequences of designing dance music for particular agendas in Dublin City in the 1980′s. Sourcing and adapting black and electronic sounds in the space of an emigration-defined capital.