Tower Songs

Tower Songs was a long term city-wide arts project in Dublin, Ireland. The project sought to make visible the collective memory and experience of a number of Dublin communities as they made the transition from tower block living, via major urban regeneration initiatives. Tower Songs was conceived by artist Ailbhe Murphy as a response to the extent of development in Dublin in the early 2000s where the social and architectural landscape of the city was being significantly transformed. The project worked through voice sound and song to explore the various collective historical and personal narratives of place in these communities. Tower Songs collaborated with youth and community development organisations in Dublin to realise a series of community-based performances across the city where the experience of regeneration resonated.

Tower Songs had a dedicated artist team who collaborated with a number of youth and community development organisations and residents of tower block estates in different parts of the city. Working closely with the Rialto Youth Project and Fatima Groups United the project realised performances by residents in Dolphin House and Fatima Mansions in Dublin’s south inner city in 2005 and 2006 respectively.

Tower Songs Fatima

Tower Songs Fatima (2006/7) by Aoibheann O’Sullivan