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Ep 273 – Mother and Baby and County Home Information, Irish Community Care & Aideen Barry- Visual Artist

In Part 1… We’re at the Irish World Heritage Centre to meet Dr Maev McDaid. She’s the Mother and Baby and County Home Programme Coordinator for areas around the North West of England. Her role is to advise the Irish Community about the scheme, set up to compensate those who found themselves staying in Mother and Baby institutions. No matter where you are in the world, if you were impacted, then there’s opportunity for redress. Patrick Rodgers from Irish Community Care talks to us about how there is help in place for those affected.

To play us out of part 1, Thomas McBride Jnr sings a tribute song in memory of his late father, Big Tom!

In Part 2… Aideen Barry is a Contemporary Visual Artist. She has an exhibition on at the Whitaker Museum in Rosendale. The Whitaker is an eclectic mix of old and new, set in a fantastic landscape and Aideen’s exhibition is the perfect reason to visit.

Aideen specialises in animated style live action, taking thousands of individual stills of real life and stitching them together, along with sound effects of her own creation. The level of complexity and sheer amount of time needed for each installation defies belief!

We also talk to Gaynor Saville, Creative Director at the Whitaker, on what makes the museum one of a kind.

And if that wasn’t enough, we’ve managed to squeeze in Nathan Carter’s new song, “Keg of Brandy”

The Irish in the UK brings you a fantastic mix! Sit back and enjoy!

For more information…

For Mother and Baby and County Home Redress Scheme information… www.frea.org.uk/motherandbabyhomes

Irish Community Care… www.irishcommunitycare.com

Aideen Barry… www.aideenbarry.com

The Whitaker… www.thewhitaker.org

Nathan Carter… www.nathancartermusic.com


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Watch the Irish in the UK every Thursday night at 7.30pm on SKY 186 or Freesat 162. Repeated on Tuesday at 1 pm

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