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Danny McCarthy — LUSITANIA (re)CALLING

These tracks formed the basis for a sound installation entitled “LUSITANIA (re)CALLING“. The work was presented in the exhibition “Notes On the Lusitania” at the Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, Ireland, during 2015. The project commemorated the centenary of the sinking of the Lusitania on 7th May 1915.

After the disaster, the majority of the survivors were brought to the town of Cobh in County Cork, Ireland. Many of the dead were also brought there and buried in marked and unmarked graves. These are in the graveyard outside the town. So many people lost their lives that, as contemporary photographs show, the streets were lined with their coffins.

The work contains field recordings, amplified textures and electronics. The field recordings were made by the artist in collaboration with local craftspeople from around Cobh. McCarthy’s sound works were installed indoors and outdoors in the Sirius Art Gallery and in the town of Cobh. Once again the streets resonated with the sound of coffins being made and their lids being closed. The sound of tombstones being carved reinforced this sense of tragic death.

Track Listing:


Side 1

Coffinmaker’s Blues


Side 2

Stonecarver’s Lament

Danny McCarthy — LUSITANIA (re)CALLING

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