Filmed by Bob Gallagher and edited by Luke Byrne

Registration opens

24 March 2023 from 5.30pm
at the Ballyliffin Hotel

Credit card and cash accepted

Providing opportunities for people to meet and sing is at the heart of ITSC. We organise our own regular events, and as much as possible support the work of others.

Coming up

01 Apr

As part of  Inishowen Traditional Music Project’s festival Féile na hInse 2023, ITSC are delighted to have been asked to host the final stop on the Swilly Railway Bus Tour.

Join us from 6pm on Sunday 1 April for songs, tunes and yarns!

For the full festival project visit the Inishowen Traditional Music Project Website


What we do

Monthly Sessions
Local singing sessions on the second Friday of the month.
Annual Festival
The longest running festival of traditional singing on the island of Ireland.
Song Tours
Our most enjoyable and popular events, not only during the Singing Weekend.
Talks & Presentations
In-depth lectures on singers and songs from Inishowen.
Other Events
News of events associated with our friends and supporters.

Songs & Singers

The history of the ITSC goes back to the 1980s and a local Buncrana school teacher originally from Gaoth Dobhair, Jimmy McBride. Jimmy along with Jim MacFarland and Colm Toland increasingly recognised and recorded the rich quality of the English language song tradition still alive among families and older singers in the Peninsula.

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    Inishowen Traditional Singers’ Circle

    Kevin McGonigle (Chair)
    +353 (86) 835 3513

    Grace Toland
    +353 (87) 290 3799

    Brian Doyle
    +353 (87) 276 1247