Herosongs – RTÉ Radio 1

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Presented by singer and academic Therese McIntyre. This eight-part series traces the journey of ballads from the 16th century to today, and explores how they shape or distort our understanding of history.

In the first episode of Herosongs, presenter Therese McIntyre explores the importance of the hero concept in Ireland, the emergence of the printed ballad-sheets and she explores a genre of herosongs about one of the most romantic types – the outlaw.

Herosongs Sunday July 14 – 7pm – RTÉ Radio 1