Howth Singing Circle –October Session
Due to weather forecast the October session has been unfortunately cancelled, and will be rescheduled at a later date.
Special Guest – Liam O’Connor
Thursday, 3 October
at 8.30pm, Abbey Tavern
The night begins with Liam giving a presentation on –
‘The Work of the Irish Traditional Music Archive’
All welcome – musicians, singers and listeners – Please note earlier start time.
‘With shut eyes, we tapped our feet
to ‘The Frightened Policeman’,
‘The Raked Fire’ and the Killanéd Waltz’,
marvelling as a wax cylinder was re-wound …’
Note the change from our usual first Thursday of the month
On Tuesday June 11th at 9pm in the Abbey Tavern, Howth Singing Circle is delighted to bring you special guests, from the Appalachian tradition of Rural Retreat, Virginia: Elizabeth LaPrelle and her mother Sandy Newlin
Elizabeth LaPrelle is known for her magnificent voice, her respect for the old Appalachian songs, and her authentic mountain sound and style.
This is a rare opportunity to experience an evening of authentic Appalachian folk singing from Elizabeth and her mother Sandy.
Please feel free to forward this to any interested.
‘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
Yet another reminder that Howth Burns Nicht 2019 is virtually sold out – to avoid disappointment please secure your tickets.
We have three events on the Burns weekend
– Saturday, 2 February, 11.30-1 a Workshop with Shona Donaldson Anderson, 10 euro – those attending Workshop and Burns Nicht will sing the song(s) learned at the Workshop on the night!
Venue: Abbey Tavern
– Saturday, 2 February, 8-12.30, Howth Burns Nicht – tickets twenty euro, booking essential
– Sunday, 3 February, 3-6, Fare The Weel Session, Abbey Tavern, free
Finally, please find the latest Sweet Nightingale here – https://howthsingingcircle.com/sweet-nightingale/
sweet nightingale february 2019
Best wishes for 2019 and thank you for your support in 2018
Howth Singing Circle – January Session
‘Nollaig na mBan’
Fisher lassies in Pittenweem, Fife
Niamh & Anne Parsons
Thursday, 3 January
at 9pm, Abbey Tavern
All welcome ….musicians, singers and listeners welcome
‘Bhí fuinneamh sa stoirm a éalaigh aréir, / Aréir Oíche Nollaig na mBan,
As gealt-teach iargúlta atá laistiar den ré / Is do scréach tríd an spéir chughainn ‘na gealt
Seán Ó Riordáin, ‘Oíche Nollaig na mBan’