McCracken Centre, 283-289 Antrim Road, 22nd March: 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Free event but you must register with the festival
An evening of talks about the traditions of Ireland, in the Irish language, with two artistes from the Donegal Gaeltacht.
This will be followed by a question and answer session. An opportunity for speakers of all levels of Irish to come along to listen and engage.
Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde: Bunús agus forbairt an tSean-nóis
Join award-winning sean-nós singer Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde for a talk that will explore the origins of sean-nós singing and how it developed through the centuries. He will look at how the bardic tradition of poetry has influenced sean-nós by analyzing bardic styles in various songs. He will also consider the influence that harping has had on sean-nós. This talk will be illuminated with some performance and singing by Doimnic to hear first-hand how sean-nós singing has developed through the years.
Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde – Ó Chnámh go Smior
Writer Eoghan Mac Giolla Bhríde will read from a selection of his work, from short stories to flash fiction pieces. Mac Giolla Bhríde has penned two collections of short stories, Idir Feoil is Leathar and Díbeartaigh published by Coiscéim. In 2015 he translated An Prionsa Beag (Le Petit Prince) by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and in 2016 he was the editor of Tomhas Orm, Tomhas Ort! – a collection of traditional Irish riddles. He’s currently working on his third collection of short stories and it’s from this collection that he will share some of his new works.Register here