The Frank Harte Festival 2020: Videos to view online

The 15th Frank Harte Festival took place over the weekend of the 25-27 September 2020. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, all events took place online. ITMA, who have a long standing relationship with the Festival, supported the Club by filming the Sunday Singing and Walking Tour 'Those Who Suffer Write the Songs', and assisting in preparing their collaborative session with Poetry Ireland, and the Saturday night Grand Concert. 

For those who were not online during the Festival weekend or are new to the Frank Harte Festival, we are delighted to let you know that the pre-recorded videos and Zoom singing sessions shown/held during the weekend remain available to view on the Frank Harte Festival YouTube Channel

Frank Harte Festival 2020 Walking Tour 'Those Who Suffer Write the Songs'. Filmed by ITMA.

But for you convenience we share the three events with which ITMA was particularly associated.

Living Ghosts: a tribute to Frank Harte in Poetry & Song presented by Catherine Ann Cullen, Poetry Ireland’s Poet-in-Residence, from their premises in Parnell Square. Originally broadcast 24 September 2020

Frank Harte Festival 2020 Grand Concert & 'A Living Voice' Book Launch. Originally broadcast 26 September 2020

Frank Harte Festival 2020 Singing & Walking Tour 'Those Who Suffer Write the Songs'. Originally broadcast 27 September 2020

ITMA would like to salute the great determination shown by the Frank Harte Festival and An Góilín in their efforts to overcome the logistics involved in running a festival in the current environment. We would also like to acknowledge the support, flexibility and understanding of the Arts Council for their support during these extraordinary times.

ITMA would also like to draw your attention to another freely available Frank Harte song resource from its collection, a playlist of recordings of Frank made at the Góilín Singers Club and presented as part of the Góilín Song Project

Frank Harte: 33 Live Recordings made at An Góilín Traditional Singers Club, Dublin. Part of the Góilín Song Project available on the ITMA website.

Góilín Song Project

An Góilín, a Dublin traditional singing institution that has been meeting socially in a variety of venues in the capital since 1979. ITMA is proud to have collaborated with An Góilín on an online microsite featuring some 700 audio recordings made at An Góilín, since the early 1980s which are supplemented by various photographs, singer profiles, interviews and printed items available at