Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Mid-Atlantic Region

Sean Nós Workshop & Concert at NYU’s Glucksman Ireland House by midatlanticcce
November 19, 2013, 9:30 am
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Sean Nós Workshop & Concert at Glucksman Ireland House NYU

Saturday, November 23rd, 1:00 p.m.; 7:00 p.m.

Máirín Uí Chéide and Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde, well-known sean-nós singers from the Connamara and Donegal Gaeltachts, will lead an afternoon workshop in the sean-nós style.

Sean-nós, which is Irish for “old style,” is a highly ornamented style of traditional Irish music that is performed unaccompanied. The interaction between the performer and the audience is crucial to understanding the sean-nós musical tradition, as the style was developed to accompany daily work inside and outside the home, to express the emotions of love and sadness of daily existence, to record local and other historical events and to mark the loss of family and friends by death or by emigration.

Mairin Uí Chéide has won many awards including the coveted Corn Ui Riada, the highest honor in sean-nós singing at the Oireachtas na Gaeilge. A Boston resident, Mairin has performed across the United States and in Ireland. She has been inducted into The Hall of Fame of The Northeast Region of the North American Comhaltas Ceolteoirí Éireann.

Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde was the winner of Corn Uí Riada, the Oireachtas sean-nós singing competition, in 2009. He has performed in festivals and concerts in Ireland and throughout much of Europe. Inspired by the culture of his native home and with professional musical training under singers such as Caitlín Ní Dhomhnaill and Lillis Ó Laoire, Doimnic has released an album titled “Saol na Suáilce” and founded Cór Thaobh a Leithid, a four part choir of traditional singers.

This event is free and open to the public, but advance registration via phone or email is required. Limit of 50 places available. In order to ensure a place at this workshop, please RSVP to 212-998-3950 or  It was made possible through the support of the Department of Gaeltacht Affairs, the government of the Republic of Ireland.

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The workshop will be followed by a 7pm concert in which Máirín Uí Chéide and Doimnic Mac Giolla Bhríde will lead a public performance.  Introduction by Pádraig Ó Cearúill, Senior Language Lecturer of Irish Studies at Glucksman Ireland House, NYU.

Free admission to Members of Glucksman Ireland House and to all students/faculty with a valid NYU I.D. card. For non-members: $10 donation at the door for the general event series.  In order to ensure a seat at events, please RSVP by submitting the form below, or by calling 212-998-3950 (option 3) or by emailing, except for the Blarney Star Concert Series which does not accept reservations.


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