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Turned Away

Lookup NU author(s): Imogen Gunner


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I composed Turned Away in memory of those who died in the Doolough Tragedy in 1849, part of An Gorta Mór, The Great Irish Famine. It was commissioned by Afri (Action from Ireland) to mark the unveiling of a commemorative plaque, marking the names of those who died. The footsteps at the start of the piece are there to remind us of those people who died of poverty and starvation, and who continue to do so today, in our world of plenty.

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Composer(s): Gunner I

Publication type: Musical Composition

Publication status: Published

Year: 2015

Place Published: Dublin


Notes: Used as theme music in BBC Radio 4's Ramblings programme 20th February 2017; appears on the CD 'The Doolough famine walk: music from a dark lake'