Explore Further: Additional Resources

By Leah Flowers
24 March 2024

These resources are suggested because either they are similar to Dancing at Lughnasa, they showcase the Irish cultural experience, they capture the feel of the time period, or they are about the process of bringing the play to life.

MOVIES

 Barbara Brennan’s Recommendations
Michael Collins (1996) – figure central to Irish freedom
Ryan’s Daughter (1970)
The Field (1990)
Waking Ned Devine (1998) – Irish humor

Leah Flowers’s Recommendations
Angela’s Ashes (1999) – poverty in 1930s Ireland
Derry Girls (2018) – climate during The Troubles

YOUTUBE
RTE Documentary about Brian Friel
https://youtu.be/L5-Mj6RMB2E

PODCAST

“The Play Podcast” – Dancing at Lughnasa episode
https://youtu.be/iAUkt-7FVZA?feature=shared

 IRISH PAGAN MUSIC

Iron Age Carnyx https://youtu.be/jRIQp4qZrrE
Ancient Music Ireland – “Forward” https://youtu.be/ouiW8fPDG1A

DEEPER RESEARCH

JSTOR digital archive – Brian Friel’s notes on Dancing at Lughnasa
https://www.jstor.org/site/qub/brian-friel-digital-archive/dancingatlughnasa-34189868/?searchkey=1705088832743