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


June 2017

 Howth Singing Circle monthly session

…….as part of Howth Trad Fest…..

Songs of Howth

We’re hoping to have some of the old faces from the Pier House Days

Thursday 1 June

Mna an Tí

Niamh Parsons & Siobhán Moore

Abbey Tavern at 9pm sharp

all musicians, singers, listeners welcome


APRIL 2016


HSC April session


Thursday 7th April


Easter Snows – songs of April and Easter

hosted by Niamh Parsons


9 pm Abbey Tavern, Howth.


This night will also feature the inauguration of the HSC’s first President! So come along and pay tribute to a HSC stalwart!

Friday, 8 April – HSC singers will do a spot at the Howth-Sutton-Baldoyle 1916 night singing songs from 1916 – event starts at 8pm

Saturday, 9 April – we sing in the Sutton Methodist Church Singathon for the Hospice – our slot starts at 1.30. Details on Thusrday or from Ann Riordan – rioann@gmail.com

Lastly, thanks to all who made Fidil Bus a Trí to Glenties – what a wonderful weekend with exquisite music from Donegal, Ireland generally, Scotland and Brittany.



Thursday, 1 October in Abbey Tavern at 8pm


A presentation in song, poetry and pictures of

‘Irish Songs & Poems

from the First World War’

as performed in City Hall and the National Museum of Ireland


Luke Cheevers, Brian Doyle, Robert Kelly, Niamh Parsons,

Ann Riordan & Fergus Russell



Followed by monthly Singing Session

 ‘War & Peace’

and Howth launch of the inimitable Luke Cheevers’ new CD,

‘It’s Just Me Saggin’ Shelf’

all welcome, €4

 Milltown 06 026


HSC September to March

Our program from September to March is now confirmed.

4 September

Open Session

with Gerry O’Connor & Ann Riordan


2 October

Belfast Singing Circle

night to be run by Niamh Parsons and Maebh Meir/Maurice Leyden


6 November

Perils & Pearls

with artist Alan McLeod and Ann Riordan

including a further presentation from Ruth Clinton


20 November

Dinner Dance, King Sitric  (Tickets only – will be available soon)

Oganisation by Ann Riordan/Finola Young – Special Guests Éoghan Ó Ceannabháin & Sail Óg Ní Cheannabháin


11 December,

O The Holly ..

Christmas night night with Len Graham and Francy Devine


8 January,

Do Sing an Irish Song

night on Walton’s theme with Diarmuid Ó Cathasaigh


24 January, Burns Nicht 2015 with Special Guests The Friel Sisters

25 January, Fare Thee Weel Session (Tickets only – available after Christmas)



5 February

Stiofán Ó hAoiláin

with Special Guest Johnny Mháirtín Learaí Mac Donnchadha


5 March,

By the Banks of the Reedy Lagoon

Australian night with Fergus Russell