‘SEA SONGS AND POEMS’ at The Imperial Hotel Galway
‘SEA SONGS AND POEMS’ at The Imperial Hotel Friday July 6th 2012. ‘Sea Songs and Poems,’ presented by The Western Writers’ Centre, Galway – Ionad Scribhneoiri Chaitlín Maude. Friday, July 6th @ 8pm at The Imperial Hotel, Eyre Square, Galway.
Featuring Saileog Ní Cheannabháin, whose new album of songs collected by Seamus Ennis, I Bhfíor-dheiriú oídhche, has just come out to considerable acclaim from Claddagh Records. Siobhán Long in The Irish Times said of this début album: “For lovers of sean nós, Saileog Ní Cheannabháin’s debut is an Aladdin’s cave of treasures. Tackling a dozen songs that Seamus Ennis collected in Iorras Aithneach in Connemara between 1942 and 1945, Ní Cheannabháin brings a freshness and vitality to what for many non-West-of-Ireland listeners will be uncharted territory. Singing in an accessible, confident, yet subtly decorated vocal style, Ní Cheannabháin confidently puts her own stamp on each song while remaining true to the detailed notations that Ennis left.” Also featuring are Mary O’Sullivan, Capt. C Robert Hilton, Clare Sawtell, Fred Johnston.
Admission is €5 and €3 concession. Further details can be obtained from Barbara Quinn at 091.564822 ext 312 or firstname.lastname@example.org