Gaulín Traditional Singers’ Club
Gaulin Club - Jane Cassidy & Maurice Leyden
- admission free, reservation recommended
2015 sees the launch of CCI’s Traditional Singers’ Club, the Gaulín, paying reverence to Ireland’s foremost and longest standing singers’ club, An Goilín. The Club is a meeting place and platform for people who enjoy singing and listening to traditional song. While Club members are welcome to sing, they are also welcome to just listen. The Club creates a friendly and supportive space in which the focus is entirely on the voice and the person performing. While there will be an emphasis on Irish song, any traditional song is valued.
Each month sees a new guest traditional singer play ‘fear a’ ti’ (host).
The second installment of our new Gaulín Club will see Jane Cassidy and Maurice Leyden as hosts sharing a selection of songs of Ulster. Jane Cassidy is a singer, broadcaster and writer who has toured extensively in Europe bringing her own blend of traditional Ulster music to folk audiences. A highlight was her playing support to Joe Cocker before 8,000 people at the Fête du Peuple Breton in Brittany. Maurice Leyden, Jane’s husband, is a folk-song collector, singer, broadcaster and writer with a passion for Ulster folk-song.