The Artist Duo Moira Kenny and John Campbell are revisiting their Irish roots with a 5 year project to capture the heritage of The Liverpool Irish by recording the hidden histories and everyday stories to pass on to future generations. The pilot project will include a site specific website to upload recorded stories and a Ceilidh Event to bring people together in St Georges Hall in the Autumn.
Having recorded the Liverpool Chinatown Oral History working with Chinese organisations for the past 18 years, The Sound Agents Ltd. are planning a series of Events and Oral History projects and short stories based on the Irish culture and heritage they were born into.
"Below the only photograph of my Grandfather and my father when they arrived in Liverpool.
My family migrated from Arklow, County Wicklow, in the late 1930’s and settled in South Liverpool, my Dad’s first language was Gaelic. His father was coming to Garston in the 1920’s on the Coaster ships. We had a great time growing up in a massive family and my Nan lived over the road. My Mothers family were from Northern Ireland and most of the people who lived near us had Irish ancestry. Many were neither one thing or the other, not seen as English not seen as Irish - somewhere in between. John's family came from Sligo his grandfather settled in the Mill Town Rishton in Manchester. It is time to map the journey of people like us" Moira