A unique opportunity to learn the Donegal sean-nós singing tradition under the direction of an expert singer and tutor.
Déardaoin, 15 Feabhra 2024 – Déardaoin, 2 Bealtaine 2024
|Sean-nós Singing (Déardaoin) — 7.00–8.30pm
This bilingual course is recommended for those with some experience singing (as a pastime or otherwise). Instruction is by an expert sean-nós singer. Participants will refine their singing skills and gain an understanding of the background to the songs and those who sang them. There will be plenty of opportunities to practice your singing in a relaxed and encouraging environment. There will also be some opportunities for online social gatherings outside of the classes themselves.
Participants will attend one class per week from 7.00–8.30pm (Irish time) on Thursday evenings. The course includes eight live online classes starting February 15th, 2024. This season, there will be a 4-week break in the middle of the course, starting March 11th (further information).
Gearóidín Breathnach is a renowned sean-nós singer and storyteller from Rann na Feirste in the Donegal Gaeltacht. She has won several Oireachtas na Gaeilge competitions and is twice winner of Corn Uí Riada, the most prestigious competition in sean-nós singing, in 1996 and 2004. She recorded two full-length albums, Ar Fhoscadh na gCnoc (1997) and Grá mo Chroí an Óige (2013), released by Cló Iar-Chonnacht. In recent years Gearóidín has directed the sean-nós singing workshops at Oideas Gael's annual Language and Culture Summer School.