Thanks to:

Tony & Mary Coyne Tony & Mary Coyne
Cllr. Paddy Kilduff Cllr. Paddy Kilduff

2008 South Roscommon Singers Circle

South Roscommon

Singers Festival



Annie McNulty Award


24th – 26th October




Co. Roscommon




Cell Phone – Declan: 087 966 7029

Marina: 087 225 4695


Web Site:


Fri. 24th Oct. 2008


Welcoming Reception



The Cuckoo’s Nest

Suggestive & explicit songs from the Irish Ballad tradition. A talk and demonstration by

Dr. John Moulden

(Marie Curie Research Fellow)

Moore Institute N.U.I. Galway


Followed by session of

Bawdy Songs &

Bar Room Ballads

Venue: Murray’s Lounge. Adm: Free.



Sat. 25th Oct. 2008


From Puck to Appleby

Talk &Songs of

Irish Travellers in England with

Jim Carroll & Pat Mackenzie

Venue: Murray’s Lounge. Adm: Free.



Today, Tomorrow & On Sunday – Helen Hayes

sings songs from her new album

Followed by

Youths Session

Venue: Clay Pipe Visitor Centre.

Adm: Free. All welcome.

Bring your own refreshments.



The Roscommon People sponsored

Annie McNulty Award

Dinner, Concert & Presentation


Guest of Honour

Seán Garvey

Adm: €30, ticket only (Concert: €10)

Venue: The Widow Pat’s




The Late Sessions

Venues: Murray’s & Widow’s.

Adm: Free. All welcome.




Sun. 26th Oct. 2008


Mass for deceased members of South Roscommon Singers Circle and friends.

Venue: St. Patrick’s Church.


12:00 noon

Chris Miles sings songs from the Scottish tradition

Venue: Murray’s Lounge. Adm: Free.



CD Launches & Promotions

(See details below)

followed by

Monster Session

Venue: The Clay Pipe Lounge.


7:30pm ‘til late

Singing Session & Storytelling

Venue: Murray’s. Adm: Free.

All Welcome


2008 Festival Guests:

Chris Miles, Scotland; Darren Richmond, Lancashire; Sinamandia, Sth. Africa;

Helen Hayes & Brian O’Rourke, E. Clare;

Gerry Shannon, Paddy Commane &

Michael O’Brien, W. Clare;

Sean Breen, Kerry; Denis O’Sullivan, Cork; Jim Carney, Wicklow; Jack Lynch, Dublin;

Dave Larkin, Galway;

Claire Murray, Rachel Garvey &

Sara Corcoran, Roscommon,

plus Offaly Singers Circles.

Guest of Honour:

Seán Garvey




CD Launches/Promotions

Sunday @ 2.00pm

* ‘Today, Tomorrow & On Sunday’

Helen Hayes.

* ‘The Flute Players of Roscommon’ Vol.2.

*’Cascades of Song’, Clare Festival of Traditional Singing 1991 – 1999.

* ‘When I Grow Up’ (Now on CD)

Brian O’Rourke.

* ‘Doolin Breeze’

Gerry Shannon.

* ‘On Malbay’s Shore’

Michael Mahony.




Please, take time out to savour the

Art Works,

by local artists, on display throughout the village this weekend.