The 34th Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar

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Upcoming Events

2024

22—25 March

Inishowen Singing
Festival 2024

What we do

Annual Festival

The longest running festival of traditional singing on the island of Ireland.

Singing Sessions

Local singing sessions on the second Friday of the month.

Song Tours

Our most enjoyable and popular events, not only during the Singing Weekend.

Talks & Lectures

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.

Listen

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Denis McDaid and Jimmy Houten
Dark Inishowen
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Dan McGonigle
Mary Hamilton
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Roseanne McGonigle
The Star of Donegal

Publications

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.