Traditional Irish Singing Session

Saturday 18th Sep 2021
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Join us on September 18 with special guest NAOISE MAC CATHMHAOIL for our online Traditional Irish Singing Session.

Naoise Mac Cathmhaoil is a traditional sean-nós singer from Donegal. He has performed at festivals up and down Ireland and in a multiple Corn Éamoinn Ghráinne winner among other prestigous titles. As of 2020/21, Naoise has taken up a position as a singing teacher with Ionad Cuartaíochta in Falcarragh.

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.

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.

For those wishing to simply view the session, the live stream will be streamed on our YouTube Channel and our Facebook Page. You don’t need to book a ticket.

For those wishing to sing and take part, please book your free ticket at the Book Tickets link  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. You will need either a mobile phone with a camera or a computer with a webcam and a Zoom account. Please visit to set up and download the relevant software.
*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!

*English is the spoken language for these sessions, with some Irish from time to time.
Songs can be sung in Irish or English.
Báin súp as!