Reflections on the Inishowen Singing Festival – Guest Post by Brían Ó hAirt


Inishowen Singing Weekend 2013 - BH1

This post is a special treat. To flesh out SOTI by including the experience of more singers, I’ve begun asking singers of note to share their experience of singing with others. Brían Ó hAirt agreed to be the guinea pig for this series, and I couldn’t be more thrilled with his reflection on the 2013 and 2014 Inishowen Singing Festivals, put on by the Inishowen Traditional Singers’ Circle. I hope you enjoy, and go raibh míle maith agat, a Bhrían!  Continue reading

Circles and Sessions: The Night Before Larry Got Stretched


We’re introducing a new occasional series this week titled Circles & Sessions where we’ll highlight gatherings of traditional singers far and wide.

This week we start with a Dublin session which is attracting all sorts of young people: the cleverly named The Night Before Larry Got Stretched.  We contacted the founders to find out more about their scene.

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