Film, Singing Session
It’s a Fine Thing to Sing: Drimoleague Singing Weekend Screening








Bob Gallagher/ITSC are delighted to share that our documentary, It’s Fine Thing to Sing: Songs and singers of the Inishowen Peninsula will screen as part of the Drimoleague Singing Weekend 2024 festival programme.

When singers Ian Lynch (Lankum), Ye Vagabonds and The Henry Girls are invited by Inishowen Traditional Singers’ Circle to create their own interpretations of songs from the Inishowen Song Project, the audience is invited into a vast collection of local songs, documented over 40 years from within the community itself. Framed within the stunning landscape of the area, these new performances, atmospheric archival recordings and accompanying interviews with key community figures demonstrate how songs pass from singer to singer, while also examining the question of why we sing.

Directed by award-winning filmmaker, Bob Gallagher, this documentary is a fitting and important tribute to the singers and songs of Inishowen, the incredible vision of Jimmy McBride in founding the Inishowen Traditional Singers’ Circle and to the enduring power of the Inishowen song tradition.

Our visit to the Drimoleague Singing Weekend is the final stop of our ITSC national tour which was generously funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. The film has been screened along with live singing sessions in the Light House Dublin, Féile Róise Rua, and the Joe Mooney Summer School.

We will keep you updated on other opportunities to see the documentary as they come our way.