Thistle And Shamrock: Mary Ann Kennedy

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A treasure trove of music is a legacy shared by some families across the generations. She joins Fiona to share her family story by describing their landmark project "Fonn" (pronounced Fown), a Gaelic word meaning both "land" and "melody," and reveals the essence of rural community life that is reflected in songs of work, worship, land, sea and love.



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