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1st Sep 2023
to 30th Sep 2023

Age Range
All ages


Songs of Inishowen: a new tradition

Inishowen is internationally respected for its rich living tradition of unaccompanied singing.  In 2023 members of this song community and local choral singers struck out on a new path, forming ‘Inishowen Trad Choir’ under the guidance of Lorna McLaughlin (The Henry Girls). The adult (18+) mixed choir welcomes voices of all ranges and ability. There is no requirement to read music and no audition to join.

Thanks to funding from Creative Ireland, ITSC has commissioned Derry based composer Neil Burns to give a new sound to local songs through unique four-part arrangements of the material. Neil’s arrangements are then presented in a full learning pack for each song: recordings, words, staff notation, and background on the song and the original Inishowen singer.

Our ambition is introduce new singers and new audiences to the wealth of our local song tradition in the months and years to come.

Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.

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