Scribbledehobble, a “funferal” of words and music
Kaleidoscope presents “Scribbledehobble”, a “funferal” of words and music curated by Bernard Clarke
Stream Premiered on Facebook and embedded Youtube below.
Sept 9th, 7:00pm
Discover intriguing stories from characters & radio streams you hear on a virtual tour moving from room to room in MOLI – “Scribbledehobble” a “funferal” (fun for all) of words & music curated by Bernard Clarke stream facebook.com/MusicTownDublin/ Kaleidoscope Facebook and MusicTown Facebook Free 9 Sept 7pm
Scribbledehobble as a word can mean hurried, untidy writing, or it can be a reference to a workbook with ideas written down quickly –sketches, vignettes. One of James Joyce’s most important notebooks for his Finnegans Wake opens with the word Scribbledehobble. Further to that, one of the key books underlining Finnegans Wake is Sheridan LeFanu’s The House By The Churchyard. Set in the village of Chapelizod in the 1760s the story opens with the accidental disinterment of an old skull in the churchyard, and an eerie late-night funeral. Like Finnegans Wake, LeFanus’ rich tale is full of vignettes, where characters come and go, mysteries are hinted at, mysteries unravel…
The Scribbdehobble audience will tour from room to room in MOLI encountering musical characters as they go who are introduced by excerpts from The House By The Churchyard. Walking with the audience on their journey is a strange figure….he is “Soundman” and from time to time radio programmes sound from his pockets. The
programmes are taken from MOLI’s online Radio stream, augmented with other literary fare from the RTE Sound Archives. Soundman is the ghost story that threads through LeFanu’s The House By The Churchyard.
At the heart of Finnegans Wake and The House By The Churchyard is afuneral, or a “funferal” (fun for all) in Joyce’s pun. This is our funferal.