Thanks to:

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

2009 South Roscommon Singers Circle

Fri. 23rd Oct. 2009

7:30pm: Welcoming Reception

 8.00pm: Hoist away – opening session with Guest

Bob Davenport

Session of Songs & Stories of Voyages, Travel & Exploration.

 Venue: Murray’s Lounge. Adm: Free. All welcome.

Sat. 24th Oct. 2009 

11:00am: Master Class with Chris Miles (Fife, Scotland).

Do you do justice to the songs you sing? Do you do justice to your own ability?

Chris will take you on a voyage of the voice that will help you delve into your vocal talents & explore new boundaries.

Venue: Murray’s back room. Adm: Free. All Welcome.


 12:00 noon: In song and in story, ‘The Syria Voyage’

Cork – Liverpool – Grosse Isle (Canada). Presented by

Ron Kavana

Venue: Murray’s Lounge. Adm: Free. All Welcome


2:00pm: ‘Voyage from the Coaly Tyne’ with

George Henderson

(Newcastle, Bray & others)


3:00pm: Afternoon Session

Special Guests: John Power & Mary Frances Keenan

Venue: O’Brien’s Bar. Adm: Free. All welcome.



The Roscommon People sponsored

Annie McNulty Award

Dinner, Concert & Presentation


Guest of Honour

Bob Davenport

Adm: €30, ticket only (Concert: €10)

Venue: The Widow Pat’s


10:00pm: The Late Sessions

Special Guests: Annie Armstrong, Ron Kavana, The Three Sisters,

Chris Miles & Robert Gordon

 Venues: Murray’s Lounge & The Widow Pat’s.

Adm: Free. All welcome.

 Sun. 25th Oct. 2009


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

Venue: St. Patrick’s Church

 12:00 noon:

   ‘Slag Heaps & Black Pudding’

Voyage from Lancashire to Clare with

Darren Richmond

Venue: Murray’s Lounge. Adm: Free. All Welcome


2:00pm: CD Promotions and Monster Session with The Moone Fireside Singers & ‘The Offaly Rovers’

Venue: Clay Pipe Lounge. Adm: Free. All Welcome


7:30pm: Closing Session –  

Comic Songs & Storytelling

Special Guest:

Jack Lynch

(Cavan/Dublin Storyteller)

Venue: Murray’s Lounge. Adm: Free. All Welcome

What they said about South Roscommon Singers Festival 2008:

“Congrats on your festival. Many vivid memories just from the time I was there. Cultural excitement and great wealth of community. One of the best.” (J. L.)

“Thanks for the most inspiring weekend I’ve ever experienced (I mean it). You are keeping the singing tradition ALIVE ……… The best ever! Keep it going.” (J. O’C.)

“Thanks for a great weekend of singing and stories. I am still laughing at some of the songs and the stories. Hope next year will be as good.” (M. O’B.)

“…. The people there seem to just go out to enjoy the singing without pretension or agenda.” (R. K.)



South Roscommon Singers Festival


Co. Roscommon


Tel: Declan at + 353 (0)87 966 7029

Marina at + 353 (0)87 225 4695


Web Sites:



Details on Web Sites

(Please make your own arrangements regarding accommodation).


2009 Festival Guests:

Ron Kavana & Annie Armstrong (Cork);

Chris Miles and Robert Gordon (Scotland); Darren Richmond (N.W. England); George Henderson (N.E. England); Jack Lynch (Dublin); Mary Frances Keenan (Clare), The Three Sisters (Waterford); John Power (Waterford); Moone Fire Side Singers;

‘The Offaly Rovers’ & Sth. Roscommon Singers Circle.

Guest of Honour:

Bob Davenport