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The 24th Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar

March 22nd – 25th, 2013

In 2012 the Inishowen Traditional Singers’ Circle launched The Inishowen Song Project, a partnership with the Irish Traditional Music Archive funded under the Rural Development Programme (LEADER).

Now freely available online are recordings, videos, words & photographs of Inishowen traditional singers and songs – a treasure house for Inishowen families, and for singers, teachers, and researchers both locally & internationally. Over the weekend March 22nd–25th, 2013, From Granny to Google will celebrate the expansion of the project to host 500 songs from the Peninsula. They will gather organisations from Scotland, Ireland, and the USA to present similar digital projects and to highlight the growth of such resources now freely available online.

The virtual song will be firmly surrounded by real singers over the course of the weekend – a gathering of Irish, European and American traditional singers who will share songs in performance, open sessions & workshops. Singers/Speakers joining them this year are: Elizabeth LaPrelle, Ken Wilson, Ian Lynch, Sile Denvir, Fergus Russell, Amy Leach, Micil Quinn, Helen Diamond, Chris Wright, Nancy Groce, Vincent Doherty, Lillis Ó Laoire, Tom Byrne, Martin McGinley, Michael Gallanagh & Cloontagh & Rasheeny NS Children’s Choirs. On Wednesday, March 20th, they will host a preview concert in the Grand Social, Dublin featuring Elizabeth LaPrelle, Ken Wilson & Jim MacFarland, Len Graham & Brían Ó hAirt, Lynched, and Danny & Aki.

For further info on the weekend and the Dublin concert, contact Grace Toland. Tel. 00353 87 2903799 or visit the following website

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