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Paul McCarthy, Na Caipíní

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Na Caipíní is an exhibition of portraits, printed as large scale murals, that engages with the changes and continuations in the cultural landscape of the West Kerry Gaelteacht of Corca Dhuibhne on the Dingle Penninsula.

The people in the series represent an unbroken line in the life and culture of Corca Dhuibhne. While they have lived and worked and enjoyed their language and music in the Sean Nós tradition , the generations that have followed them have had to balance this heritage with the demands of the modern world. The series seeks a valedictory description of the past through techniques that are informed by contemporary photography practice.

The series was created for a recording made by Brenndaín O Beaglaoich of singers and musicians of Corca Dhuibhne that was released as a CD of the same name. The men of this generation are the last of the Caipíní, the last for whom the wearing of a cap was an everyday essential and the last to experience life as it was lived for generations past.

The series is the first step of a project that will include all of the Gaelteach areas of Ireland.
Paul McCarthy is an artist who lives and works in Dublin.

Na Caipíní
Taispeántas Grianghrafaóireachta is Físe is ea Na Caipini ina gcuirtear traidisiúin agus cultúr Chorca Dhuibhne i láthair ar bhealach úrnua comhaimseartha a mheallann an tsúil. Múrmhaisiú atá sna portráidí seo de shinsearacht an cheantair a raibh a dteanga agus a gceol acu le hoidhreacht agus sara gcuaigh brú mór saol an lae inniu i bhfeidhm orthu.

Forbraíodh an tsraith pictiúirí seo i gcomhar le taifead a dhein Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich des na ceoltóirí agus na hamhránaithe seo ó Chorca Dhuibhne – lucht deiridh na gCaipíní – an ghlúin dheireanach san ar nós leo an caipín a chaitheamh.

Ealaíontóir is ea Paul McCarthy agus é lonnaithe i mBaile Átha Cliath

Na Caipíní
Taispeántas Ghrianghrafadóireachta is Físe