Traditional Singing Programme with Niamh Parsons

  • 20th Apr
  • 19:00
  • €70 ( 6 week term)
  • Droichead Arts Centre,

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Monday 20th April

Intermediate traditional song workshop with traditional singer and balladeer Niamh Parsons. Improve the art of traditional singing, gain confidence, source songs, improve repertoire and learn songs. Niamh Parsons is one of the most distinctive voices in Irish music, and one of the best balladeers and vocalists of her time. The great Scottish balladeer Archie Fisher said ofher, “A songstress like her comes along once or twice in a generation.”

Throughout her career, Niamh has performed with a wide variety of artists, and has appeared at nearly every prestigious folk festival on either side of the Atlantic. As a member of the traditional Irish band Arcady (led by De Dannan's Johnny 'Ringo' McDonagh), she sang on their Shanachie recording ‘Many Happy Returns’. She appeared before President Clinton and Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern in Capitol Hill, Washington, joined Grammy Award winner Paul Winter for an album and a summer concert in New York, and performed on 'A Prairie Home Companion' when the show broadcast live from Dublin. Niamh is among the premier vocalists of her time, and a keeper of the flame in Irish traditional song


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