Thursday, May 24, 2018

I Found My Tribe/Doris Daley.

I Found My Tribe/Doris Daley!

Chinook Fire Productions 2013
"I Found My Tribe" is the story of a journey back. A DVD by Denise Calderwood that explores the question "What is in you to do, and how did it get there?" and follows in the steps of the Canadian cowboy poet Doris Daley as she searches for some trace of her roots and of her great grandfather Jim, who left Ireland in the nineteenth century and settled in the Porcupine Hills of South Alberta. A journey that would take her through Canada, the United States and to Ireland. A saga of emigration and famine ships and of musical heritage. The Ó Dálaigh were some of Ireland's greatest Gaelic poets and our last magazine included a namesake of hers and his poem on Bective Abbey. Her poems on the American west have been compared to those of Robert Service and she credits his influence to when she discovered the magic of cadence and internal rhyme. The vast open spaces of the American West to the grasslands of Meath is a distance but she taps into it easy and her Irish poems bridge that journey made. There are many well known faces here and you really should get yourself a copy; especially if you are from the county.

She was the guest reader at both The Central/Navan and The Scurlogstown Olympiad Haymaking Festival in 2013 and scenes from these and other events both local and national are included here.

Doris Daley is an award winning poet whose poetry has won her the Best Cowgirl Poet awards from both the Academy of Western Artists and the Western Music Association, as well as the Texas Cowboy Gathering's Heritage Award. Her poetry books and other info are on the link below.

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