From: Tradsing [tradsing_at_eircom_dot_net]
Sent: 01 September 2008 20:05
Subject: Sligo Traditional Singing weekend

Hello All,

Just a quick note to tell you about our Traditional Singing Weekend.

Top singers lined up for the 2nd Sligo Traditional Singing Weekend

Fri 3rd to Sun 5th October 2008


This is the second year of the Sligo Singers Festival and it will be a weekend of singing workshops, informal singing sessions, audio and video presentations, scholarly talks and a field trip. Most events will take place in beautiful village of Rosses Point, centred in the Yeats Country Hotel


Sligo Traditional Singing Circle is in existence for many years now. They meet at least once a month to sing traditional songs and enjoy themselves generally in a relaxed and friendly setting. No better place to meet than in Durkin’s bar in Ballinacarrow where most of the sessions take place.


The purpose of the Singing Circle is to nurture and promote the art of traditional singing in Sligo and surrounding areas. Traditional singing is unaccompanied and the songs would have a decidedly Gaelic influence in their shaping and making. Songs are sung in both the English and Irish language. However all are welcome to listen and learn.

This year we have six special guests attending, but of course there will be many other fine traditional singers attending from all over Ireland and abroad, including our own Sligo traditional singers too numerous to mention here.

For a limited period, we have arranged a special introductory hotel rate of €50 per

person per night bed and breakfast. Remember this is a limited offer and to avail of it

you must quote this reference number  036669

Alternately you may avail of the special weekend rate of €135 per person for 2 nights B+B

and the Saturday evening meal.

To book accommodation, contact the hotel directly as follows:

 Telephone:  071-9177211


Special guests this year are: Len Graham, Roisin White, John Moulden, Mai Hernon, Máire Ni Choilm, and Tim Dennehy


Full Timetable


Friday 3rd October


Official Opening followed by Lecture  "Computers, Singing and the Internet. That’s not traditional?


Singing Session



Saturday 4th October

10:00am – 1:00pm

Workshops (TBD)

2:OOpm -6:00pm

Trip to Coney Island (including guided tour and singing session in McGowans Bar)




Lecture by John Moulden "Old songs, new sung" - songs from Sligo, Roscommon and Leitrim that have conquered the world - and some others worth singing"


Singing Session



Sunday 5th October

10:30 am

Beach walk

12 noon

Teas/coffee and farewell singing session


Further information contact

Phone                           087-6489057

Email                             tradsing_at_eircom_dot_net




Best Regards

Frank Finn,

Sligo Traditional Singers Circle

email: tradsing_at_eircom_dot_net