'Toss the Bobbin'


Headford Lace Project have collaborated with local songwriters and musicians, The Whileaways, to compose a song inspired by Headford Lace to bring the memory of our local lacemakers back into the public consciousness. The song, entitled 'Toss the Bobbin', commemorates some of the lacemakers whose names we have uncovered in our historical research and expertly weaves their story in song. With funding from Galway County Council's Community Support Schemes - Cultural Development, the song has been professionally recorded and will be available on the band's upcoming album, In All Honesty.

In 2020, the song was also recorded with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, and can be heard from 39 minutes into the following radio programme:


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