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Wednesday 24 January 2018

Local song project for Kilmuckridge

Musician Aileen Lambert
Musician Aileen Lambert

Sara Gahan

Kilmuckridge Tidy Towns have announced traditional singer Aileen Lambert will facilitate a new project to focus on exploring local songs and unaccompanied traditional singing.

The Kilmuckridge area is rich in local ballads, which will be researched and performed as part of the project, these include songs of the sea such as The Tinneabearna Fisherman and other songs about local people such as world champion weight thrower John Mangan.

Aileen, who is a singer of traditional Irish song, would particularly like to collect local songs from the area, these may be old or newly composed songs, perhaps written in praise of a local person, place or event.

Participants will be encouraged to develop their song repertoire with Aileen, helping them to pick traditional songs to suit their style of singing and interest. They do not necessarily need to have lots of singing experience, just an interest in the project.

The project will be introduced Wednesday, September 13, from 7.30 p.m., in Bridie Hammels Pub, Kilmuckridge and all are very welcome. The project will then begin the following week and run for a total of six weeks.

At the end of the project, a booklet will be produced along with videos featuring local songs and local singers. For further information or to sign up, contact the Kilmuckridge Tidy Towns or Aileen on 087 7552593.

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