June 2022

Howth Singing Circle –June Session

Thugamar Féin an Samhradh Linn

Fir a’ Tí – Gerry O’Connor and Paddy Daly

Three in a Row – Aoife Caomhanach

Thursday, 2 June at 7.30pm – Abbey Tavern

Note the earlier time – 7.30 – 10.30

All musicians, singers and listeners welcome

May 2022

Howth Singing Circle – May Session

A Garland for May

Fir an Tí -Francy Devine & Brian Doyle

Three in a Row – Fergus Whelan

Thursday, 5 May at 8.30pm – Abbey Tavern

all musicians, singers and listeners welcome

‘With head uncovered swear we all
To bear it onward till we fall;
Come dungeons dark or gallows grim,
This song shall be our parting hymn

March 2022 Live in the Abbey!

We’re Back Live in the Abbey

Oíche Ghaelach le hAoi Speisialta

Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin

Mná Tí

Helen Lahert & Máire Ní Bhaoill

Thursday, 3 March 2022 from 8.30

Abbey Tavern, Howth

‘Nach mór an cliú do phoball Carna ó thosuigh an lánmhain seo ag dul thrid
Ba deise breághtha méin na mná ná an Morning Star nuair d’eirigheócha sí
Tá an Bhanríoghan tinn is i na luighe lag síos, deir na dochtúirí go bhfaoi sí bás
Sé fios m’údair go ndeir siad liomsa faoi nach bhfuil sí pósta ag Mr Joyce.’

November Live Session

‘We’re Back Live In The Abbey’

Fir an Tí

Brian Doyle & Walter Kennedy

with Three in a Row from Máire Ní Bhaoill

Thursday, 4 November 2021 from 8.30

Abbey Tavern

All Welcome

Admission Requires Proof of Vaccination

Social Distancing & Covid Rules Will Apply

This session will not be broadcast on Zoom or FB

‘You’d think the whole country of Erin was waiting to get on the boat.
There’s accents from Antrim to Kerry, from Westport to the high hills of Howth.
And in no time, we’re into Dun Laoghaire, and the dawn rising clear in the sky.
I’m on the last leg of my journey. It’s hello to the fair Aran Isles.’

Kieran Halpin – Trip through Holyhead

20th Anniversary Video Launch

Launch of

I have spent it in good Company

A video celebrating Twenty Years of the HSC

Thursday, 18 March at 8pm

on Zoom & streamed live on Facebook

introduced by Laurence Bond

& launched by Tim Dennehy

featuring

Bull Moore & the Ben Éadair Buccaneers

Ruth Clinton, Paddy Daly, Loíc Denis, Brian Doyle, Tony Fitzpatrick,

Declan Hoey, Helen Lahert, Siobhán Miller, Siobhán Moore,

Aodán Ó Ceallaigh, Diarmuid Ó Cathasaigh, Dave O’Connor,

Gerry O’Connor, Niamh Parsons & Graham Dunne, Ann Riordan,

Jimmy Smyth

Zoom codes available from rioann@gmail.com

Of all the money that e’er I had / I have spent it in good company
Oh and all the harm I’ve ever done / Alas, it was to none but me

March 2020

 

Spring Marching

 

Fear an Tí – Brian Doyle

& Guest Mick Cantwell (accordion)

 

Thursday, 5 March

Abbey Tavern, 9pm sharp

 

all welcome – musicians, singers and listeners

 

‘And that’s what we mean when we say that a thing
Is welcome as flowers that bloom in the spring.
Tra la la la la la, la’

February 2020

Howth Singing Circle – Oíche Gaelach

With Special Guest

Máire Ní Choilm

Maire with the Corn Uí Riada Cup, 2019

Fear an Tí – Daire Ó Baoill

 

Thursday, 6 February

Abbey Tavern, 9pm sharp

 

all welcome – musicians, singers and listeners

 

‘A ógánaigh óig dá siúlfá an ród liom / Ba deas do lóistín is do leaba luí
Bheadh fliúit is orgán ag seinm ceoil duit / A thógfadh an brón seo go léir ód’ chroí.’

The latest edition of our magazine Sweet Nightingale is now available

https://howthsingingcircle.com/sweet-nightingale/

January 2020 HSC

Howth Singing Circle – January Session 2020

‘Spilling the Behans …’

 

 

Fir an Tí – Tony McGaley & Gerry O’Connor

Three in a Row – Dara Yeates

Thursday, 9 January

at 9pm, Abbey Tavern, Howth

All welcome – musicians, singers and listeners

‘As down the glen came McAlpine’s men / With their shovels slung behind them ‘Twas in the pub they drank the sub /And up in the spike you’ll find them
They sweated blood and they washed down mud / With pints and quarts of beer And now we’re on the road again / With McAlpine’s fusiliers’

 

Burns Nicht tickets will be available on the night – €20 each

Sat 25 January, Abbey Tavern, 8-12.30 with The Tannahill Weavers, St Lawrence Howth Pipe Band, John Kelly & Friends, George Duff & the Howth Singing Circle Shanty Singers!

Sun 26 January, Abbey Tavern, 3-6, Fare Thee Weel Session with George Duff (Edinburgh)

Booking for Burns Nicht is essential

HSC Christmas Night 5th December 2019

HOWTH SINGING CIRCLE CHRISTMAS SESSION

‘From Dawn ‘Til Setting Sun’

 

 

With Special Guest – Tim Dennehy

Bean agus Fear an Tí – Ann Riordan agus Laurence Bond

Thursday, 5th December 2019 At 8.30

Abbey Tavern, Howth

Free Christmas Raffle

All welcome, singers, musicians, listeners.

‘So leave the door upon the latch, and set the fire to sleep,

and prey they’ll rest with us tonight when all the world’s asleep.

Don’t blow the tall white candle out but leave it burning bright,

So that they know they’re welcome here this holy Christmas Night’