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Sean Nós Workshop

October 23, 2013 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde, the well-known sean-nós singer from Gaoth Dobhair, Co. Donegal, will teach an afternoon workshop in the sean-nós style.

Sean-nós, which is Irish for “old style,” is a highly ornamented style of traditional Irish music that is performed unaccompanied. The interaction between the performer and the audience is crucial to understanding the sean-nós musical tradition, as the style was developed to accompany daily work inside and outside the home, to express the emotions of love and sadness of daily existence, to record local and other historical events and to mark the loss of family and friends by death or by emigration.

Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde was the winner of Corn Uí Riada, the Oireachtas sean-nós singing competition, in 2009. He has performed in festivals and concerts in Ireland and throughout much of Europe. Inspired by the culture of his native home and with professional musical training under singers such as Caitlín Ní Dhomhnaill and Lillis Ó Laoire, Doimnic has released an album titled “Saol na Suáilce” and founded Cór Thaobh a Leithid, a four part choir of traditional singers.

The workshop will be followed by a 7pm concert.

This event is free and open to the public, but advance registration via phone or email is required. Limit of 50 places available. In order to ensure a place at this workshop, please RSVP to 212-998-3950 or ireland.house@nyu.edu

Made possible through the support of the Department of Gaeltacht Affairs, the government of the Republic of Ireland. 

Free admission.

In order to ensure a seat at events, please RSVP by calling 212-998-3950 or by emailing ireland.house@nyu.edu, except for the Blarney Star Concert Series which does not accept reservations.

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October 23, 2013
1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Glucksman Ireland House NYU
1 Washington Mews
NEW YORK, NY 10003 United States


Glucksman Ireland House NYU