Is sean-nós song connected to Irish harp song?
Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde
Tuesday July 26th
17:15 - 18:15 GMT +1
Doimnic has been researching Irish-language songs for many years, and has discovered significant similarities between 17th-and 18th-century songs associated with Irish harpers, and songs sung today in the Irish sean-nós [‘old style’, unaccompanied] tradition, some being almost identical. He proposes that the sean-nós tradition took off where the Gaelic harping / bardic tradition ended. In this workshop we will learn to sing M'Uilleagán Dubh Ó [‘dark little head, oh’], a song that Siobhán Armstrong explores in a hands-on session on Day 3.