Drogheda Trad Weekend | Trad in the Tholsel

  • 23rd Nov
  • 16:00
  • €10
  • Tholsel Building, West St

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Saturday 23rd November

Trad in the Tholsel featuring Sean Mathews, and Gerry Cullen. 

Gerry Cullen is one of a group of traditional singers from Drogheda who have made a major Contribution to the collection and promotion of traditional songs at home and abroad. Well known to audiences around the world as part of the remarkable group Voice Squad Gerry has an extensive collection of traditional songs from ireland, the uk and the USA and is much demand as a solo singer at festivals at home and abroad. He is undoubtably the authority on the songs of John Sheils and has an unparalleled repertoire of such songs as well as other local song makers. As well as his cd with Voice Squad Gerry has a couple of solo cd’s and collaborations with other local traditional singers.

Sean Mathews is one of the younger traditional singers in the Drogheda area and is an accomplished solo singer of local and ulster songs. His repertoire includes songs made famous by the great ulster singers Len Graham, Geordie Hanna and Paddy Tunney among others. He is also an accomplished songwriter of songs in the style of the tradition and regularly performs these songs with groups of local musicians. Sean will perform songs from his recently released cd.

Funded by Create Louth, the Arts Service of Louth Local Authority.