July 23rd - 29th 2022


Is sean-nós song connected to Irish harp song?

Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde

60 mins

Level: All

Tuesday July 26th

17:15 - 18:15 GMT +1

Event Overview

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. 

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