‘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
‘Nach mór an cliú do phoball Carna ó thosuigh an lánmhain seo ag dul thrid Ba deise breághtha méin na mná ná an Morning Star nuair d’eirigheócha sí Tá an Bhanríoghan tinn is i na luighe lag síos, deir na dochtúirí go bhfaoi sí bás Sé fios m’údair go ndeir siad liomsa faoi nach bhfuil sí pósta ag Mr Joyce.’
Howth Singing Circle’s 21st Burns Nicht is again a virtual event run in association with Edinburgh Folk Club and The World’s Room.
A concert will take place on Saturday 22 January from 8pm
live on Zoom & FB
code details from firstname.lastname@example.org.
The array of concert guests includes Margaret Bennett (Perthshire); Steve Byrne (Arbroath); Aoife Dermody & Mairéad Whelan (Dublin); David Francey (Canada); Billy Jolly (Orkney); John Kelly Band; Amy Leach & Jo Miller (Edinburgh); Méabh Meir (Belfast); Liam O’Brien (Clare); Eoghan Ó Ceannabháin (Dublin); Ciarán Ó Maoileoin (Bray); and Gary West (Perth). A haggis will be addressed by Morag Dunbar (Fife) and the night hosted by David Francis (EFC)
On Sunday, 23 January there will be a live Singing Session with guests Scott Gardiner (Forfar) & Niamh Parsons (HSC).
‘You’d think the whole country of Erin was waiting to get on the boat. There’s accents from Antrim to Kerry, from Westport to the high hills of Howth. And in no time, we’re into Dun Laoghaire, and the dawn rising clear in the sky. I’m on the last leg of my journey. It’s hello to the fair Aran Isles.’