Happy New Year from the Inishowen Traditional Singers’ Circle

A very happy New Year to singers and song lovers around the world. We hope 2018 will bring you lots of opportunities to learn songs and sing – and better again if you could join us in Inishowen at one of our singing sessions or the Big Singing Weekend in March.

You can find the dates for our 2018 sessions on the website and our annual Singing Weekend will take place 23-26 March 2018. Stay tuned in the coming weeks as we unveil news of guests and details of the Weekend activities.

Best wishes, The Inishowen Traditional Singers’ Circle

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Thank you one and all

Each year in Inishowen when we gather for the Singing Weekend, something special happens … it can’t be predicted … but it happened in 2016.

The Inishowen Traditional Singers’ Circle would like to thank everyone who took part in the 2016 event – singers, listeners, speakers, musicians, our schools & their teachers, hotel staff, landlords/ladies (landpersons?), bursary students, guests, the back stage crew: Michelle McGonigle, Linda McGonigle, Mary Joe, Gerard with his buses, Otto Schlindwein who was making the documentary, the audiovisual crew, Irish Traditional Music Archive staff, Paul Eliasberg our photographer … and you who travelled to be with us from Cloontagh to New York.

And a sincere thanks to our sponsors: the Arts Council of Ireland; Donegal County Council; Irish World Academy of Music & Dance, University of Limerick; Ceoltoir, Ballyfermot College of Further Education, Dundalk Institute of Technology, and


We will gather again, all going well, for the

28th Inishowen International Folk Song & Ballad Seminar

24-27 March 2017