From: Jerry O'Reilly [aandjoreilly_at_gmail_dot_com]
Sent: 02 September 2008 16:02
Subject: Sligo Singing Festival
From: Tradsing [mailto: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
8:00pmOfficial Opening followed by Lecture  "Computers, Singing and the Internet. That's not traditional?"
9:30pmSinging Session
Saturday 4th October
10:00am – 1:00pmWorkshops (TBD)
2:OOpm -6:00pmTrip to Coney Island (including guided tour and singing session in McGowans Bar)
8:30pmLecture by John Moulden "Old songs, new sung" - songs from Sligo, Roscommon and Leitrim that have conquered the world - and some others worth singing"
9:30pmSinging Session
Sunday 5th October
10:30 amBeach walk
12 noonTeas/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

Anne and Jerry O'Reilly,
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Dublin 20.
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