The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #56462 Message #883946
Posted By: GUEST,Philippa
06-Feb-03 - 09:01 AM
Thread Name: Sean Nos - Old Style Singing
Subject: RE: Sean Nos - Old Style Singing
Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann (Misophist 05 Feb 03)
new website for Cló Iar-Chonnachta :www.cic.ie (Cliff McGann 26 Mar 98, repeated in message from Alice)
does Cliff still participate at Mudcat?still teach Gàidhlig in Mass.?
Fleadhman, any chance you'll come north to Portaferry for a Mudcat gathering the weekend beginning 28 Feb? I'm afraid Wexford is far for me, especially as I want to be home Sun night for concert of Ann Martin and Ingrid Henderson on tour from Skye.
The term seann-nós is also used by Scottish Gaels.
I've heard Pádraigín Ní Uallacháin say that her husband Len Graham is an English-language "sean-nós" singer.
In my book, the use of just the phrase "A Stór Mo Chroí" doesn't qualify that song as "macaronic". By the way, Celia Ní Fhlaithearta (Fhlatharta? Síle??) has a nice recording of the song translated into Irish. Despite her singing style, that version probably doesn't rate as "sean-nós" because of the modern accompaniament.