The Sacking of Baltimore brought to life for radio listeners

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Posted on: 17th January, 2017

Category: Arts & Entertainment

Contributor: West Cork People

‘The Sacking of Baltimore’, is a new 60-minute maritime adventure that will be broadcast on Thursday January 26 at 3pm on 93.1Life FM (repeated Saturday January 28 at 5pm). Made in conjunction with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, this programme is based on historical events that happened in the village of Baltimore in 1631. A mix of narration, dramatic re-enactments from the Baltimore Drama Group, interviews with historians and the local community of Baltimore, and music from the sea shanty choral group The Hooks and Crookes piece together the fascinating story and conspiracy theories that surround the Sacking of the Baltimore.

Barbary pirates reigned the Mediterranean from Algeria as far as Tripoli in Lebanon over a period of 300 years. In 1631 these renegades launched a surprise attack on the people of Baltimore, which resulted in chaos and destruction.

Under the command of Captain Murat (a Dutch renegade), the village was raided, looted and burned, whilst 108 villagers were kidnapped from their beds, loaded onto boats and sold into slavery in Algiers in North Africa.

Narrated and produced by Kathy O’ Hare and edited by Barry Curran. Contributors include The Baltimore Drama Group, Des Ekin, Connie Kelleher, Bernie McCarthy (Dun Na Sead Castle) and The Hooks and Crookes. This is a lively maritime story from the past that is inherently connected to Baltimore’s present day. Join locals as they celebrate and commemorate their story of the Sacking of Baltimore.

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