Traditional Irish Music
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The critically acclaimed Show, Visionaries and their Words, continues its successful Irish tour in March and April 2017 in Dundalk, Dublin, Cork and Belfast. Created by traditional composer and “song archaeologist”, Lorcán Mac Mathúna, this Show is a new musical rendering of the words of Plunkett, Connolly, Ceannt and Pearse.
The tour coincides with the…Continue
Last year I was asked by the Temple Bar Trad Fest to write a cycle of songs to commemorate the Battle of Clontarf which they would put on during the festival this January to commemorate the Millennium anniversary of possibly the biggest thing ever to happen in Dublin. The following live recording from that concert is of the title piece. The battle of Clontarf was generally…Continue
I remember a conversation my dad had with someone a few years back. My dad has been teaching sean nós in Dublin for years and this other guy (who never attempted to teach anyone) was adamant that Irish singing couldn't be taught to someone not of the Gaeltacht. Needless to say it irked my dad a fair bit.
Well in answer to that I was in France recently giving lessons to a…Continue