Masterclass at An Béal Binn
BRAY-BASED Irish language organisation An Béal Binn welcomed special guest Éamon Ó Donnchadha to their Thursday night session to give a masterclass in sean-nós singing.
The group meets every Thursday from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. a the Sailing Club, where an expert in singing or traditional music gives a workshop in their particular traditional art. This is followed by a vibrant club where ‘craic agus ceol’ abound from 9 p.m. to 11.30 p.m.
Last Thursday’s teacher, Éamon, has the distinction of having won the most coveted prize in sean nós singing, Corn Uí Riada,three times at the Oireachtas na Samhna festival.
Éamon Ó Donnchadha was born and reared in Bluebell in Dublin. He became interested in traditional Irish music and sean nós singing while he was staying in Connemara.
This Thursday at 9.30 p.m. Cormac Breathnach (whistles) is the featured artist. Partnered by excellent guitar player Martin Dunlea, Cormac’s amazing variations are interspersed with jazzy improvisations.