RESONATE Songs of Love and Longing with Máire Ní Chéileachair

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Workshops Wellbeing


03/08/2023 14:00 - 03/07/2023 15:30


Uillinn: West Cork Arts Centre



Enjoy learning a selection of Sean nós songs from renowned singer, Máire Ní Chéileachair. Máire will teach songs in both Irish and English and share some of her distinctive singing techniques and style. No singing experience necessary. Come, use your voice and learn some Irish words in the process! All welcome.

Máire Ní Chéileachair is a sean-nós singer from Farran, Co. Cork, who inherited her love of traditional songs and music from her family roots in Kilnamartyra in the Muskerry Gaeltacht of Co. Cork. She has been teaching sean-nós singing to young people in that Gaeltacht since the "Aisling Gheal" scheme started in 2000. She has been teaching sean-nós singing in University College, Cork, since 2013. A winner of many prizes at Fleadh Cheoil and Oireachtas na Gaeilge singing competitions she won the premier sean-nós singing competition Corn Uí Riada in 2018 and was also awarded Gradam Ceoil TG4 Amhránaí na Bliana / Singer of the Year in 2018. She is a member of Cork Singers' Club and a regular visitor and guest at singing festivals around Ireland, Europe and North America. She has issued two CD's, "Guth ar Fán" in 1999 and in 2018 a double CD of her songs, in Irish and English, called “Ceantar Glas Mhúscraí”.

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