Boyle Traditional Singers' Circle - Ciorcal Ámhránaíochta Traidisiúnta Mhainistir na Búille

NEXT SESSION: Boyle: Saturday, 18 November 2017.

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to the Boyle Singers' circle - Ciorcal Amhránaíochta Mhainistir na Búille

Traditional unaccompanied singing, in English and Irish.

Dodd’s Crescent Bar (back room), The Crescent, Boyle, Co. Roscommon, Ireland.
The third Saturday of every month, all year around, 9.30pm onwards.

All singers and listeners welcome.


Next session: Saturday, November 18, 2017

Next Boyle Traditional Singers' Session: Saturday, November 18. All welcome

Baint an Fhómhair 19 Lúnasa

Next Boyle Singers' Session: 19 August 2017. All welcome.

2017 Boyle Arts Festival Trad Singing Workshop and Session

Thursday 27th July
8pm – 9.30pm Boyle Singers Workshop with Antaine Ó Faracháin.
Dodd’s The Crescent Bar €5 (includes admission to singers' night.)

We're delighted to welcome Antaine Ó Faracháin as our guest this year during the Boyle Arts Festival.
Antaine Ó Faracháin is a Dublin-born traditional singer in both Irish and English. He teaches in the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama and is involved in organising the Sean-Nós Cois Life singing festival.

Antaine singing
Antaine talking about the Góilín and Seannós Cois Life

Fleadh Shligigh 2017

Fleadh Gig Rig in Stephen St. car park on Sat 3rd & Sun 4th June, 4pm - 10pm. 

As I was walking one evening fair, Is mé go déanach i mBaile Sheáin' by Donncha Rua Mac Conmara

Eugene sang this song in Boyle about 2 years ago, but the original RTE link is no longer leading anywhere, so here's a new one (same singer), from Michael Fortune's collection on FaceBookAodán Ó Ceallaigh singing 'As I was walking one evening fair, Is mé go déanach i mBaile Sheáin' [St John’s, Newfoundland], a song by Donncha Rua Mac Conmara, (1715–1810).

Summer is coming, Oh, Summer is near. Plenty of seasonal songs to be polished up for May

Some songs to think about:

Autumn to May
(Paul Stookey
 & Peter Yarrow)
Oh, once I had a little dog, his colour it was brown,
I taught his how to whistle, to sing and dance and run.
His legs they were fourteen yards long, his ears so very wide,
Around the world in half a day, upon him I could ride.


One morning, one morning, one morning in May
Oh soldier kind soldier will you marry me
Oh no pretty maiden that never shall be
I've a wife in London and children twice three
Two wives and the army's too many for me
[from James Taylor]


May morning dew
How pleasant in winter to sit by the hob
Listening to the sounds and the bark of a dog
Or in summer to wander the wide valleys through
And to pick the wild flowers in the May morning dew


Barbara Allen
Twas in the merry month of May
When green buds all were swelling
Sweet William on his death bed lay
For love of Barbara Allen.

Not forgetting, the Rocky Road to Dublin, Sliabh Gallion Braes, One morning in May, I carelessly did stray, The cuckoo and more.

Next session: Sat. 20 May 2017


Boyle Traditional Singers' Circle - Ciorcal Ámhránaíochta Traidisiúnta Mhainistir na Búille

NEXT SESSION: Boyle: Saturday, 20 May 2017. 

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