It’s a
fine thing
to sing

We are a voluntary community organisation formed in 1988 to encourage, foster and perpetuate the folk song and ballad tradition of the Inishowen Peninsula, Co. Donegal, Ireland.

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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.


13 Jan
Monthly Singing Session

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 and 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.