ABAIR: Bothy/Bothán

ABAIR: Bothy/Bothán

Saturday, 16 March 2024, 7.30pm

BOTHY/BOTHÁN is an evening of songs and stories from Ireland and Scotland on themes of work, migration and more, co-curated by folk singers Macdara Yeates and Steve Byrne. Using the work songs of both countries as a central theme, the event brings together artists from Scotland and Ireland to explore shared traditions and folk customs, covering everything from songs of migrant farm labourers in the North East of Scotland to the centuries-old ballads of emigrant Irish workers on the neighbouring isle.

Landless (Ire)
Choras (Sco)
Len Graham (Ire)
Scott Gardiner (Sco)
Steve Byrne (Sco)
and Macdara Yeates (Ire)

Saturday, March 16th, 7.30pm
TU Conservatoire, East Quad, Grangegorman

Book now @ https://stpatricksfestival.ie/events/abair-bothy-both%C3%A1n

ABAIR is an annual oral traditions programme taking place as part of the St. Patrick’s Festival which explores the Irish traditions of storytelling, song, and oral history and traces their links around the world. Curated by traditional singer Macdara Yeates, and now in its 6th year, the multi-format programme offers a wide array of concerts, pop-ups and storytelling sessions that examine the relationship between the sung and spoken word in Ireland and abroad (the Irish word ‘Abair’ translates roughly as both ‘to say’ and ‘to sing’).

Supported by the Arts Council of Irelan and The Scottish Government

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Added by Macdara Yeates on 15 February 2024

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