‘How oft I’ve watched him from the Hill move here and there in grace, In Cork, Killarney, Thurles town or by the Shannon’s race, ‘Now Cork is bet; the hay is saved!’ the thousands wildly sing- Don’t speak too soon, my sweet garsún, for here comes Christy Ring.’
A memory in tribute to our friend, the late Jimmy Smyth of Ruan
Howth Singing Circle is delighted and honoured to launch
Mór Mo Mhalaidh – Great Is My Praise! –
a CD by our esteemed, late President Diarmuid Ó Cathasaigh. It is a quality recording of Diarmuid singing in Irish and English, playing tunes and delivering recitations in his inimitable style. An interesting booklet provides provenance for all items and much about Diarmuid’s fascinating, life-time engagement with and commitment to traditional culture.Andy Burke does the launch supported by Dave O’Connor, Liam O’Donoghue & Helena Rowsome with tracks from the Diarmuid’s CD and a video of a recitation.
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All proceeds from the CD go to
The Irish Cancer Society & St Francis Hospice
The CD is now available for purchase on Bandcamp –
Those appearing at the concert which will feature music, song, the piping in of a haggis and poetry will be
Paul & Shona Anderson, Steve Byrne, Mairi Campbell, Tim Dennehy, Francy Devine, Morag Dunbar, David Francis, Scott Gardiner, Gilly Hewitt, Caoimhe Hogarty, Jimmy Hutchison, John Kelly Band (John Kelly, Larry Egan, Mick Mullen), Noel Kelly, Helen Lahert, Kirsteen McCue, Daire Ó Baoill, Dave O’Connor, Liam O’Connor, Niamh Parsons & Graham Dunne, Alan & Carole Prior, Ann Riordan, Gary West
For a’ that, an’ a’ that, / It’s coming yet for a’ that,
That Man to Man, the warld o’er, /Shall brithers be for a’ that
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.