Lillis Ó Laoire is a sean-nós singer from Gort A' Choirce, Co. Donegal, who teaches courses in Irish language, folklore and Celtic Civilisation in the School of Irish, NUI Galway. His book On a Rock in the Middle of the Ocean: Songs and Singers in Tory Island has just been published in Ireland by Cló Iar-Chonnachta in association with Scarecrow Press.
Siansaí, an album by Cór Thaobh a’ Leithid, a choir group formed by Doiminic Mac Giolla Bhríde.
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Oireachtas na Gaeilge takes place this year in Derry from 1-5 November and celebrates one hundred and ten years in 2007. Sean-nós singer Lillis Ó Laoire casts an eye over its development since 1897 and its current state.
This is a reply to two articles, by Bob Quinn and Jean-Yves Bériou, which appeared in the March/April issue of JMI. The review referred to by Lillis Ó Laoire appeared in the Jan/Feb issue.
A review of two new Connemara sean-nós CDs by Josie Sheáin Jeaic and Sarah Ghriallais.