Saturday, 22 December 2007

Tara album adds voice to protest

A new album featuring artists protesting against the building of the M3 motorway near the Hill of Tara in Co Meath has been launched to coincide with the winter solstice.

The double album called Gather The Mighty In features artists including Liam Ó Maonlaí in collaboration with Steve Cooney, Kila, Mercury Music Prize nominee Lou Rhodes and the harpist Laoise Kelly, among 45 different contributors.

The album contains contributions from Nobel Prize winning laureate Seamus Heaney, actor Stuart Townsend and environmentalist and television presenter Duncan Stewart. It also contains details of an alternative to the M3 proposals put forward by environmentalists which would see the proposed motorway being replaced by a 2+1 road system which would be routed away from the Hill of Tara.

The album has been compiled over the last nine months by performance poet and environmentalist Seano Braonain.

The Irish Times

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