2:00pm – 4:00pm. Saturday 25 January
As part of Tradfest 2020, join talented young singer Oonagh McArdle for a workshop which explores the art of Sean-nós.
Listen to evocative songs of travel and yearning, learn the techniques of the Sean-nós style, and sing a song or two – all in the company of likeminded music fans in the surroundings of EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. This two hour workshop is suitable for all with a passion for singing, and all skill levels are welcome.
Oonagh McArdle is a 23 year old teacher from Dromore, Co. Tyrone. Living in a county that is steeped in the singing tradition fostered her interest in Sean-nós singing from a young age. She has achieved success across all levels of Feis and Fleadh, and in 2013, won the Traditional Singing category in the All Ireland Fleadh Cheoil. She has been influenced by some of the greatest singers within the tradition such as Rita Gallagher and Mairead Walls, and seeks to pass on this long-standing tradition to a new generation.