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FRIDAY 9th NOVEMBER

LOUGH SHORE TOUR

BUS LEAVES CARPARK AT 10AM AND 11.30AM

OPENING CONCERT

THE VOICE SQUAD MAIN HALL AT 8PM SHARP - ADMISSION £5

Running alongside the workshops, a short guided bus tour (70mins approx) of the local places where Geordie lived and worked - not complete without a song or two!

KEEPERS OF SONG SESSION IN THE LOUNGE AT 2PM

Recently reformed, The Voice Squad are a ground breaking acapella traditional singing group made up of the distinctive tenor voices of Fran McPhail and Phil Callery and the baritone of Gerry Cullen. We are delighted to welcome them back to Derrytresk to open the Singing Weekend.

Our Keepers of Song are those most associated with Geordie’s style of singing and with his memorial weekend over the years. Here they will join other invited guests and local singers in an open singing session paying tribute to the man himself. Our Singers in Residence, Rita Gallagher and Cathal Lynch, will also be available throughout the afternoon to share their songs and singing techniques with individuals and small groups.

MAIN HALL 1PM

A panel discussion to be led by Dr. John Moulden on “People and Places in Traditional Singing - The importance of Geordie Hanna.".

SINGING SESSION IN THE LOUNGE AT 2PM

An informal singing session open to everyone.

CLOSING CONCERT

SÍ VAN

MARY DILLON, NIAMH PARSONS, TÍONA McSHERRY WITH SUPPORT FROM

REEL IT IN

MAIN HALL AT 7.30 PM SHARP - ADMISSION £5

FROM ALL CORNERS

25 YEARS OF THE GEORDIE HANNA SINGING WEEKEND - CD LAUNCH

IN THE LOUNGE AT 8PM

SESSION OF MUSIC & SONG IN THE LOUNGE FROM 10PM TIL LATE

A traditional music and singing session open to everyone featuring some of the finest local musicians.

SATURDAY 10th NOVEMBER MORNING WORKSHOPS & BUS TOUR

IRISH LANGUAGE SINGING WORKSHOP 10AM

DR. PÁDRAIGÍN Ní UALLACHÁIN

PANEL DISCUSSION

Pádraigín is an author, singer & songwriter from the Oriel region of Southeast Ulster. She is the first ever Traditional Singer in Residence at Queen’s University, Belfast.

The launch of a commemorative double CD of archive material from the last 25 years of the Geordie Hanna Weekend featuring performances from some of the many fine singers who were recorded live at the Weekend down through the years. The CD will be launched by Seamus McMathuna and Jeannie McGrath and members of the Hanna Family will perform some of the songs Geordie was best known for.

THE BIG SINGING SESSION FROM 10PM TIL LATE

As a finale to our 25th Anniversary weekend we are delighted to present Sí Van, a new group composed of renowned singers Mary Dillon, Niamh Parsons and Tíona McSherry. Singing together as a trio they create a powerful and beautiful sound.

Reel It In are Niall Murphy (Camlough, Co. Armagh), Eamon Rooney (Mayobridge, Co. Down), and Ciarán and Niall Hanna, grandsons of Geordie. Together they produce a modern flavour of traditional tunes.

The Children's & Storytelling workshops will run simultaneously.

CHILDREN'S SINGING WORKSHOP MAIREAD WALLS

11.30AM

Singing session open to all performers and listeners

Mairead is a renowned Co. Antrim singer, influenced by Jeannie McGrath & John Kennedy. She regularly works with young people to promote traditional singing.

SUNDAY 11th NOVEMBER

STORYTELLING WORKSHOP

FILM SCREENING MAIN HALL 11.30AM

PATSY O'HAGAN WITH VINNIE O'HANLON 11.30AM

Patsy received the Hall of Fame award from the Bard of Armagh festival in 2010 having won the title three times.. Vinnie is a Derrytresk native with many local tales.

Rare interview footage from 1986 of siblings Geordie Hanna, Sarah Ann O’Neill, Rosaleen Campbell and their cousin James Hanna in conversation with Roisin White. Commissioned by Coalisland/Clonoe CCÉ.

For further information on any of our events or to make an appointment with our Singers in Residence, Rita Gallagher and Cathal Lynch, please contact:

Alish:+44(0)7811 859482 Jim: +44(0)7513 571300 Derrytresk GAC: +44(0)28 87748633. email: hannaderryvarne@hotmail.com search: Geordie Hanna Singing Weekend on facebook


Geordie Hanna Singing Weekend - Schedule of Events