May 2019 HSC and SIPTU MayFest Singing and Walking Tour.

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‘Do Me Justice’

With Laurence Bond & Ann Riordan

Thursday 2 May at 9pm in The Abbey Tavern, Howth.

‘Do me justice, treat me fair,
And I won’t be discontented /And I won’t be laughed at anywhere / But fairly represented’


Also – as part of the SIPTU MayFest, the Howth Singing Circle have, at Ethel Buckley’s request, organised a Singing & Walking Tour commencing at Liberty Hall at 10.30 sharp and concluding at the Larkin Monument in O’Connell Street before retiring to the Pipers Corner.

All welcome to both events


February 2019

Our next monthly session is on

Thursday 7 February, in

the Abbey Tavern at 9pm

Special Guest Eibhlís Ní Ríordáin

Mna an Tí: Brenda O’Riordan and Ann Riordan

2018 Howth Burns Nicht



HSC proudly presents

Howth Burns Nicht 


Saturday, 20 January at 8-12.30 in the Abbey Tavern with Special Guests Robyn Stapleton (Stranraer), Kristan Harvey (Orkney) and Alistair Patterson (Glasgow); St Lawrence Howth Pipe Band; and many others.


Fare Thee Weel Session, Sunday 21 January, 3-6.


Demand this year is huge with well over a third of tickets already sold – so please book your tickets now through the usual channels.

November 10th Annual Dinner

10th Annual Dinner

With Special Guest Daoirí Farrell

Thursday, 23 November at 7 o’clock sharp

 Howth Yacht Club, Middle Pier, Howth

€35 per person, three course meal

 bookings to

Ann Riordan – 086 778 8822 or 

Finola Young – 086 609 7107

Payments to Howth Singing Circle,

55 Evora Park, Howth, County Dublin D13 DC43

Please note:

As restaurant needs notice of numbers

please book as early as possible.



Thursday 6th October

9 pm Abbey Tavern, Howth

Laurence Bond

and Ann Riordan

‘Sing now the lusty song of fruit and flowers’

Please bring an item for our Harvest Basket, preferably something you have grown or made.  The basket will be raffled on the night, free of course.

All welcome – please feel free to share.

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Next Thursday in the Abbey Tavern at 9pm Ann Riordan hosts a special night for the HSC.

Singer and collector Jane Cassidy (Belfast) will launch Howth Singing Circle’s Young Singer in Residence Ruth Clinton’s “This Fearless Maid”, a booklet of songs recovered and annotated by Ruth. The songs, written before 1950, feature women in unusual and different ways than in many songs where women feature as unrequited lovers, grieving mothers or sweethearts, or as objects of desire. We are proud of Ruth’s diligence, imagination and meticulous research that has produced a special publication. She will sing some of the songs on the night.

So, please come along and celebrate the conclusion of our first Young Singer in Residence project and support Ruth in her endeavours.

May we also take this opportunity to thank so many of you who came along to make the Martyn Wyndham-Read and Gatehouse concert such a memorable night. A standing ovation speaks volumes but all the artists commented on the warmth and knowledgeable support they felt coming from the large attendance. From all at the HSC, sincere thanks to you all

HSC September to March

Our program from September to March is now confirmed.

4 September

Open Session

with Gerry O’Connor & Ann Riordan


2 October

Belfast Singing Circle

night to be run by Niamh Parsons and Maebh Meir/Maurice Leyden


6 November

Perils & Pearls

with artist Alan McLeod and Ann Riordan

including a further presentation from Ruth Clinton


20 November

Dinner Dance, King Sitric  (Tickets only – will be available soon)

Oganisation by Ann Riordan/Finola Young – Special Guests Éoghan Ó Ceannabháin & Sail Óg Ní Cheannabháin


11 December,

O The Holly ..

Christmas night night with Len Graham and Francy Devine


8 January,

Do Sing an Irish Song

night on Walton’s theme with Diarmuid Ó Cathasaigh


24 January, Burns Nicht 2015 with Special Guests The Friel Sisters

25 January, Fare Thee Weel Session (Tickets only – available after Christmas)



5 February

Stiofán Ó hAoiláin

with Special Guest Johnny Mháirtín Learaí Mac Donnchadha


5 March,

By the Banks of the Reedy Lagoon

Australian night with Fergus Russell