ABAIR: Holyhead

ABAIR: Holyhead

Sunday, 17 March 2024, 7.30pm

HOLYHEAD is an evening of songs and stories from Ireland and Wales, co-curated by folk singers Macdara Yeates and Gwilym Bowen Rhys. Using the Dublin-Holyhead sailing route as a central theme, the event brings together artists from Wales and Ireland to explore shared traditions and folk customs, covering everything from the Welsh and Irish harping traditions to the rich vein of emigration songs in which Holyhead port plays a central role.


Cerys Hafana (Wal)
Fergus Russell (Ire)
Linda Griffiths (Wal)
Micheál Ó Catháin (Ire)
Gwilym Bowen Rhys (Wal)
Macdara Yeates (Ire)

Sunday, March 17th, 7.30pm
TU Conservatoire, East Quad, Grangegorman

Book now @ https://stpatricksfestival.ie/events/abair-holyhead

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 Ireland and The Welsh Government

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Published by Macdara Yeates on 15 February 2024

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