Michael Fortune | Folklore Collections

 

The Fall of the Leaf
Folklore Collection, 22 mins, 2010
The Fall of the Leaf was the name of a folklore collection  recorded and produced by Michael between January and April 2010 with clients from Riada House Day Care [Tullamore], Clara Day Care [Clara], Ofalia Day Care [Edenderry], Birr Community Nursing Unit [Birr] and The Irish Wheelchair Association [Ballinagar].  The collection was officially launched in Birr Theatre & Arts Centre, Birr, Co. Offaly on Thursday the 6th of May 2010


Never pick a go-go off the ground
Folklore Collection, 12 mins, 2010
This is a short collection produced as part of a larger project conducted with young traveller girls from Taghmon, Co. Wexford in 2009 and 2010. The overall project was conducted in collaboration with artist Aileen Lambert and funded as part of Wexford County Council’s ‘CWCAN Programme’ These recordings were undertaken between November 2009 and January 2010 with some of the girls that participated in the project. 


Following the Whitethorn
Folklore Collection, 20 mins each x 3, 2009
Following the Whitethorn is a body of video work by Michael Fortune, commissioned by Mayo County Council and funded by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government under the Percent for Art Scheme.  The works were recorded between January 2008 and May 2009 in a variety of settings ranging from people's home and private nursing homes to centres for older people.


Half for You, Half for Me
Folklore Collection, 24 mins, 2010
This twenty-six minute collection is derived from various collections of folklore which were recorded by Michael in counties Wexford and Tipperary between 2005 and 2008. The compilation is derived from four larger collections which were recorded in Day Care Centres in Raheen and Castlebridge, Co. Wexford and in Cahir and Nenagh, Co. Tipperary.




The Banshee Lives in the Handball Alley
Folklore Collection, various durations, 2005
The Banshee Lives in the Handball Alley is a collection of local stories and superstitions as told by children from The Island and Moyross areas of Limerick City. This collection was recorded by Michael in collaboration with Aileen Lambert as part of Young EV+A and The Cuisle Poetry Festival in 2004 and 2005.





Eggs in the Drills
Folklore Collection, 24 mins, 2008
Eggs In The Drills is a collection of superstitious beliefs which were recorded in Cahir Day Care Centre, Cahir, Co. Tipperary, in April 2008. The work was recorded by Michael as part of the 2008 Bealtaine Festival and was officially launched in Cahir Day Care Centre on Wednesday the 8th of May 2008. 





A Walk in the May Dew
Folklore Collection, 25 mins, 2007
A Walk in the May Dew is a collection of superstitious beliefs which were recorded by Michael in Áras Mhuire Day Care Centre, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary in April 2007. The work was produced as part of the 2007 Bealtaine Festival and was officially launched in Nenagh Library on Thursday the 3rd of May 2007. 





That’s True, You Know
Folklore Collection, various durations, 2005
That's True, You Know is a collection of ancient and contemporary superstitious beliefs which were recorded by Michael in Grantstown Day Care Centre, Wellingtonbridge, Co. Wexford. A compilation was produced for the launch which was officially launched by Dr. Diarmaid Ó Muirithe in the centre on the 17th of May 2005.




That’s what we were told anyway...
Folklore Collection, various durations, 2006
That's what we were told anyway... is a collection of folklore as told by people from the Raheen area of Co. Wexford. The collection emerged from a Wexford County Council funded residency conducted by Michael with participants of the Raheen Active Retirement Group. 





Spoken Treasure
Folklore Collection, various durations, 2006
Spoken Treasure is a collection of ancient and contemporary superstitious beliefs and rituals as told by people from the Castlebridge area of Co. Wexford. The collection was recorded and produced by Michael with participants from Castlebridge Day Care Centre between September and November 2006.





My Grandfather was taken by the Fairies
Folklore Collection, various durations, 2006
My Grandfather was taken by the Fairies is the title of a six-part recording that centres on the Fortune’s mother, along with six different members of his family, relating superstitious accounts concerning other family members and neighbours. Each of the fixed-frame works were recorded around the artist’s mother’s kitchen table between October 2005 and August 2006 in rural County Wexford.The_Fall_of_the_Leaf.htmlNever_pick_a_gogo_off_the_ground.htmlFollowing_the_Whitethorn_2.htmlHalf_for_You,_Half_for_Me.htmlThe_Banshee_Lives_in_the_Handball_Alley.htmlEggs_in_the_Drills.htmlA_Walk_in_the_May_Dew.htmlThats_True,_You_Know.htmlThats_what_we_were_told_anyway.htmlspoken_treasures.htmlMy_Grandfather.htmlThe_Fall_of_the_Leaf.htmlNever_pick_a_gogo_off_the_ground.htmlFollowing_the_Whitethorn_2.htmlHalf_for_You,_Half_for_Me.htmlThe_Banshee_Lives_in_the_Handball_Alley.htmlEggs_in_the_Drills.htmlA_Walk_in_the_May_Dew.htmlThats_True,_You_Know.htmlThats_what_we_were_told_anyway.htmlspoken_treasures.htmlMy_Grandfather.htmlshapeimage_2_link_0shapeimage_2_link_1shapeimage_2_link_2shapeimage_2_link_3shapeimage_2_link_4shapeimage_2_link_5shapeimage_2_link_6shapeimage_2_link_7shapeimage_2_link_8shapeimage_2_link_9shapeimage_2_link_10
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