2017 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 2017

Howth Singing Circle – November Session

‘Contagious to the Nile …’ –

Dublin Comic Songs









photographs courtesy Colm Keating

with Tom Finn & Tony McGaley

Three in a Row – Barry Gleeson


Thursday, 2 November at 9pm

Abbey Tavern


all musicians, singers & listeners welcome


‘Music washes away from the soul the dust of every day life’,

Berthold Auerbach


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


as restaurant needs notice of numbers

please book as early as possible

September Harvest Songs

We’re back after the summer break on




hosted by Laurence Bond and Ann Riordan (pictured above from last year)

Please join us

and if you can, bring something for the Harvest Basket

which will be raffled on the night.


In remembrance of regular Declan Fay, who sadly died in the summer, here’s a song he would have sung at the Harvest session – Kris Drever with a song written by Boo Hewerdine, Harvest Gypsies, which was the title of a slim book by John Steinbeck detailing the plight of migrant workers in Depression-era California.https://youtu.be/56grtNzsRq8







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.