Lorcán Mac Mathúna
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I am a sean nós singer and composer. I have written music for An Táin where the lyrics were taken from the Book of Leinster (12th C.) and many other collaborative and individual compositions. I have two CDs out; Rógaire Dubh and Dubh agus Geal by one of my groups, Northern Lights. An Táin, by Deep End of The Ford, will be on release from February 2012

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Visionaries and their Words Tour 2017

Posted on February 25, 2017 at 1:28 0 Comments

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…


1014, the creation of Music and Mythology

Posted on February 14, 2014 at 14:00 0 Comments

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…


Never let it be said

Posted on September 2, 2012 at 12:00 0 Comments

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…


Now thats busking

Posted on January 24, 2012 at 16:30 0 Comments

A sort of cool thing happened on the way to our gig in Liege. Raphael DeCock and I were cutting our Northern Lights stickers on the train and I was telling him about my new song, Captain Rock, and so I sang it for him. A woman sitting besides us on the train was looking at us and noticed the stickers, and asked if we had an album, and bought one. -first impressions eh! Captain Rock isn't…

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