March 2018

Please note Howth Singing Circle postponed from March 1st to March 8th owing to the weather

March 8th – ‘March Hares and Other Madness’ hosted by Una Kane and Francy Devine

8th March at 9 .m.

Abbey Travern, Howth

Feel free to pass on


February 2018

Howth Singing Circle next Thursday,

1 February, Abbey Tavern, 9pm,

Fear an Tí Stiofán Ó hAolain with

Special Guest Antaine Ó Faracháin.

After a great Burns Nicht weekend, come along and enjoy the unique talents of Antaine – a good night guaranteed

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.


January 2018 – Nollaig na mBan

Howth Singing Circle – January Session

‘Songs for Nollaig na mBan’

Bean an Tí – Niamh Parsons

Three in a Row – Graham Dunne (Guitar)

Thursday, 4 January 2018 at 9pm

Abbey Tavern

all musicians, singers & listeners welcome  

Admission €4

‘The only thing better than singing is more singing’, Ella Fitzgerald


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


October 2017

Our October session on Thursday, 5 October

in the Abbey Tavern, at 9 pm
with two fine young singers –

Feilimí O’Connor & Stuart Carolan.
Hosted by Cathal Caufield and Francy Devine.

Here is a video of Stuart –

Hope to see and hear you there


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.