Singing Session with special guest Stuart Carolan

Special guest Stuart Carolan features in the latest of our 2021 online traditional singing sessions, hosted on Zoom and streamed live online.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and necessary social distancing measures, we invite traditional singers to join a Zoom conference call to share songs from the comfort of ones own home anywhere in the world. The sessions will take place in monthly instalments, usually on the 3rd Saturday of the month and will feature songs 'from the floor' and from an invited guest singer.

Stuart Carolan is a traditional singer from Co. Louth. The Great Grandson and Grandson of Patrick Usher Senior and Mary Ann Carolan who were both renowned performers of ballads and songs in the style and tradition of Co. Louth, Stuart is following in the footsteps of both and has gained a solid reputation in his own right. To date, Stuart has performed at such established singing festivals as Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann, The Drogheda Singer’s Gathering and The Inishowen Folk Song and Ballad Seminar.

Our host is Macdara Yeates, a traditional singer, composer and producer from Dublin. Macdara has toured internationally both as a solo artist and with folk ensemble Skipper’s Alley, collaborated with award-winning theatre companies THEATREclub and Mouth on Fire, and produced work in association with Aiken Promotions, The St. Patrick's Festival, The Dublin Port Company and more. Macdara is a founding member of The Night Before Larry Got Stretched, a collective of traditional singers running regular events, with a particular emphasis on the dissemination of traditional song among young people.

To take part, you will need either a mobile phone with a camera or a computer with a webcam. You will also need to create a free account with Zoom and/or download the Zoom app. Please visit to set up and download the relevant software.

For those wishing to view the session, the live stream will be viewable on our YouTube Channel and our Facebook Page.

For those wishing to sing and take part, please book your free ticket at the Book Tickets link (via Ticketsolve) and we will forward you the Zoom link you'll need to participate in the session. Please do not delete this email and do not share the link with others. 
As time flies during these sessions, it may not be possible to get to everyone on the night for a song, our host will explain the process at the start of the event. 

If you have any queries, please contact us at
In the meantime, stock up on your beverage of choice, dust off your songbook and we will see you then!