Mas­ter­class at An Béal Binn

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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.

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