Sun, October 17 - Songs of Ulster in Ireland
Oct 17, 10 am - Residency Introduction
Oct 17, 11 am - Tragic Little Stories
Oct 17, 1 pm - Comic Songs and Singing
Oct 17, 2 pm - Guitar Accompaniment
Oct 17, 3 pm - Traditional Song Session
until Nov 7 - Hit Rewind: Bruce Molsky & Tony Trischka
The Tragic and Comic Songs of Ulster, in the North of Ireland
featuring local Irish singer Seamus Carmichael and two members of ALTAN, a reknowned Irish band: Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and guitarist Dáithí Sproule.
Join us online this Sunday for a day of FREE workshops and conversations, stories and song!
Altan's Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh and Dáithí Sproule (two members of that phenomenal Irish band) join our own Seamus Carmichael (raised in County Derry and now living in Lebanon, PA).
You're invited to this FREE virtual artists' residency, to explore the vibrant traditional songs from the region of Ulster in the North of Ireland.
Seamus Carmichael, a sean-nós singer and pennywhistle player, is one of the traditional artists showcased in our Traditional Artists Gallery, which is a project of SFMS's Susquehanna Folk Arts Center.
Susquehanna Folk is one of a statewide network of folk arts partners supported by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. The Susquehanna Folk Arts Center is also supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Those who play and present music for a living are in difficult straits right now, along with restaurant staff, service workers, and so many others. If you are in a position to do so, please support your community in whatever ways you can.
If you play an instrument, you might consider reaching out to any musician you admire and asking about lessons via video-call. Many of them suddenly have more time and less income than usual! Ask your local music store owner if you can buy a gift certificate. See if the pub down the street is offering carry-out. Support an arts nonprofit whose work you believe in (like SFMS! among others).
Pull together with your community and do what you can. Together we'll get through this.