Join us for a day of FREE workshops, conversations, and performances by three remarkable singers. ALTAN members Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Dáithí Sproule join local Irish singer Seamus Carmichael to explore the vibrant traditional songs from the region of Ulster in the North of Ireland.
Full-day artists' residency on Sunday, October 17.
Introduction to the Songs of Ulster - Join folklorist Amy Skillman to meet our artists and learn briefly about the kinds of songs found in the North of Ireland, and what differentiates them from other songs in the British tradition. Each artist will offer a song as preview of their own workshop.
Opens our FREE day-long virtual artists' residency.
Dáithí Sproule will describe the classic Ulster song, and give examples of such songs that have become American folk songs. He'll discuss and demonstrate the beauties and the common pitfalls in presenting the old songs in this way, using both standard and alternative tunings.
Part of our FREE day-long virtual artists' residency.