Featuring interviews with adaptor Kate Mulvany and musical director Luke Byrne, this podcast explores the power of song in The Harp in the South. Luke and Kate discuss why songs were chosen, how they were woven into the script and what effect their inclusion has on the play, from both the cast and audience perspectives.
The episode also includes live recordings of The Harp in the South cast performing 'Siúil a Rún', 'Brian O'Lynn', 'The Last Rose of Summer', 'Old Rugged Hills' and 'Ye Shanghai'.
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If you're interested in listening to more of the songs included in Harp in the South, you can stream commercially released versions in our Spotify playlist below. Irish folk music features heavily, but also with nods to the music of Surry Hills' varied immigrant population and Australia's hit parade of the late '40s and early '50s.
Podcast produced by Jordan Smith
Live recordings mixed by Nate Edmondson
Thank you to Kate Mulvany and Luke Byrne
The Harp in the South, 16 Aug – 6 Oct 2018, Roslyn Packer Theatre
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