The 7th McGlinchey Summer School
~ Thursday 24th - Sunday 27th June 2004 ~
''Big Nights and Bygone Days"
All events will be held in St. Bridget's Youth Club, Clonmany
(unless otherwise stated).
7.30pm Patrick Kavanagh Memorial Lecture with Dr. Mícheál Ó Suilleabháin "The Northern Voice – A Musical Perspective”
8.30pm Opening of Art Exhibition by Tom Kenny of Kenny’s Art Gallery and Bookshop, Galway
with Mícheál Ó Suilleabháin, Mel Mercier, The
Oriel Ensemble and featuring local singers, musicians and dancers.
12.00-1.30pm Workshops in Fiddle, Singing and Dance
2.00pm Launch of "It’s Us They’re Talking About" (Vol. 6): Proceedings of the 6th McGlinchey Summer School by Liam Campbell
2.15pm The Ulster Song Tradition by Len Graham and Paidrigín hUallacháin. Together they will sing and explain the Ulster song tradition in Irish and English in all its diversity and inclusivity.
3.30pm Passing it on with Liz Doherty and Dinny McLaughlin. Dinny will talk with Liz Doherty about his teaching around Inishowen, his own teacher, the late Pat Mulhern, and the local music tradition.
9.00pm Ceili with The Clonmany Ceili Band.
Summer School Golf Classic in Ballyliffen Golf Club.
Life and Music of John Donovan by Jim Toland.
in Donegal Fiddle Playing by Damhnait Sweeney
"A Donegal Soundscape" by John Conaghan
8.30pm Concert of Traditional Music and Song featuring Derek Williamson, Grace Toland, Róisín White, Finbarr Doherty and Fiddlesticks.
2.15pm Instrument Making with Paul Doyle. A discussion on how to make fiddles and other instruments.
3.30pm The Inishowen Song Tradition by Breda McKinney. In Inishowen’s history, traditional song was part of occasions and celebrations that were, and continue to be, integral events in the social fabric of the peninsula. This talk will present the song tradition in Inishowen in its social contexts, and will discuss the association of songs with individuals, families and members of the community.
7.00pm Reminiscences of Big Nights. Stories, memories, music, song and dance around the hearth. At the Isle Of Doagh Famine Village.
Featuring the Northern Fiddler from the Irish Traditional Music Archives,
Artists whose work will be displayed include
Sponsors of the McGlinchey Summer School
We wish to express our deep gratitude to individuals and businesses