11th June 2019 – Special Night

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.

 

All welcome

Please feel free to forward this to any interested.

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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

Howth Burns Nicht & Sweet Nightingale


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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

Nollaig na mBan 2019

Howth Singing Circle – January Session

‘Nollaig na mBan’

Fisher lassies in Pittenweem, Fife

with

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’

Howth Singing Circle

November Session

‘Songs of Wexford’

with

Cathal Caulfield

Thursday, 1 November

at 9pm, Abbey Tavern 

All welcome musicians, singers and listeners welcome

‘Oh the cuckoo is a pretty bird and she sings as she flies
She brings us glad tidings and she tells us no lies
She sucks the small birds’ eggs to make her voice clear
And the more she sings cuckoo, the summer draws near’

Howth Singing Circle – October Session

 

Harbour Lights –

A celebration of Howth Harbour,

constructed 1808-1818

 

 

Bean agus Fear an Tí –

Áine & Diarmuid Ó Cathasaigh

 

Thursday, 4 October

at 9pm, Abbey Tavern


Sly little Cupid has knocked me stupid / In grief I mourn upon my oath
My frame’s declining, I’m so repining / For Hannah Healy, the pride of Howth’