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I have contributed several Gaelic Song workshops to virtual Folk Festivals – now moving to in-person, including at:

  • Camp Harmony, hosted by the San Francisco Folk Music Club, New Year 2020-21
  • Rainy Camp (near Seattle) in late January 2021 – puirt a beul (dance tunes), as well as a singaround on whaling songs
  • Portland Oregon Singtime, March 2021
  • Spring Harmony 2021, sponsored by the San Francisco Folk Music Club
  • Alaska Celtic Spring Festival 1 May 2021
  • San Francisco Free Folk Festival 12 June 2021
  • Virtual Old Songs Festival, New York on 25 June 2021
  • Irish Club of Alaska, Galway Days Irish Festival, Saturday 7 August 2021
  • Tumbleweed Virtual Music Festival Saturday 4 September 2021
  • fAll Song Festival, Portland Oregon 24-26 September 2021, where I also led two Song Circles including one for Conversation Songs with my co-sing partner across 5000 miles; and shared with my co-sing partner our approach to joint live-singing of conversation songs – across 5000 miles
  • Camp Harmony over New Year 2021/2: Taladh Chrìosda BigSing 30 December 2021
  • Rainy Camp January 2022
  • Spring Harmony 2022
  • NEFFA April 2022

No prior knowledge of Gaelic required. Some of my resources for Gaelic Song workshops are below:

Gaelic Luadh (waulking song) words:

Click here for a recording of me singing the first part of Coisich a rùin:

Click here for Tàladh Chriosda words:

Click here for a recording of me singing Tàladh Chriosda:

 Oran na Maighdinn-Mhara:

Fairy Lullaby, An Còineachan:

Griogal cridhe:

Heman dubh (luadh – waulking song).

Lullaby: Dream Angus:

The Eriskay Love Lilt:

Gaelic lullaby/ piping song:

Taladh Chrìosda BigSing:

The Dark Island:

Buain a’ choirce:


Here are the materials for my workshop at NEFFA, the Uist Tramping Song/ Null do dh’Uibhist: