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16 Events on our Abair Series

Starting from free, we have a host of Abair events that cater to every budget and every interest, 16 of them to be precise.

Abair is a program of traditional singing and storytelling events exploring the oral folk traditions of Ireland. Taken from the Irish word meaning both ‘to say’ and ‘to sing’, the four-day program offers a broad range of intimate, unplugged performances, each highlighting the richness and beauty of the Irish singing and storytelling traditions still preserved and practiced to the present day.

TREASURES

Funded by the Arts Council

1 - Abair: Treasures Lost and Stolen

Friday 13 March, 6.30pm | The Music Room, Christ Church Cathedral

Join Traveller singer Thomas McCarthy and storyteller Liz Weir for an evening of songs and stories on the theme of ‘treasures lost and stolen’.

(Full details and tickets here).

2 - Abair: Treasured Memories

Saturday 14 March, 6.30pm | Club Conradh na Gaeilge

Storyteller Nuala Hayes and sean-nós singer Doireann Glackin present an evening of bilingual songs and stories about ‘treasured memories’.

(Full details and tickets here).

3 - Abair: Treasured Places

Sunday 15 March, 6.30pm | Glasnevin Cemetery Museum

Storyteller Eddie Lenihan and traditional singer Macdara Yeates present an evening of songs and stories on the theme of ‘treasured places’.

(Full details and tickets here).

4 - Abair: Treasured People

Monday 16 March, 6.30pm | Tailor’s Hall

Join traditional singer Len Graham and storyteller Jack Lynch for an evening of songs and stories about ‘treasured people’

(Full details and tickets here).


ABAIR IN CONVERSATION

Funded by the Arts Council

Saturday 14 - Monday 16 March, 2pm | Pepper Canister Church

Supported by the Arts Council of Ireland, the Abair programme presents a series of live public presentations hosted by Ruth Smith (Simply Folk, RTÉ), bringing Ireland’s most established young folk acts together with their elder mentors to share songs, conversation, and philosophies on life and music. Each talk will highlight the importance of transmission of songs and lore from one generation to the next in the life cycle of folk traditions.

5 - Saturday 14 Landless and Rosie Stewart (Full details and tickets here).

6 - Sunday 15 Daoirí Farrell and Cathal Mc Connell (Full details and tickets here).

7 - Monday 16 Dáibhidh Stiúbhaird and Len Graham (Full details and tickets here).


THROUGH THE CITY - SINGING SESSION TRAIL

Free*, over 18’s

Carry on the exploration of Abair with this session trail through the city’s best traditional singing clubs.

8 - Friday 13 An Góilín, The Teacher’s Club *(€3 cover, full details and tickets here).

9 - Saturday 14 REIC, Club Conradh na Gaeilge (Full details and tickets here).

10 - Sunday 15 Mac Neills Pub, Capel Street (Full details and tickets here).

11 - Monday 16 The Night Before Larry Got Stretched, The Cobblestone (Full details and tickets here).


ABAIR: BALLYMUN

12 - Landless and Annemarie Ní Churreáin

In association with Dublin City Council and Axis Ballymun

Friday 13 March, 7.30pm | Axis Ballymun

(Full details and tickets here).

13 - Family storytelling with Liz Weir

In association with Dublin City Council and Rediscovery Centre

Saturday 14 March, 2pm | Rediscovery Centre, Ballymun

(Full details and tickets here).

14 - Dermot Bolger and Steo Wall

In association with Dublin City Council and Rediscovery Centre

Saturday 14 March, 8.30pm | Rediscovery Centre, Ballymun

(Full details and tickets here).

15 - Family storytelling with Eddie Lenihan

In association with Dublin City Council

Sunday 15 March, 1pm | Civic Centre, Ballymun

(Full details and tickets here).


St. Patrick’s Festival Community Arts present

16 - Pageant on the Plaza

In association with Dublin City Council, Ballymun

A special St Patrick’s Festival pageant preview celebrating UEFA EURO 2020, with Morrison’s Academy Scottish Pipe Band

Sunday 15 March, 2pm - 4pm | Civic Plaza, Ballymun

(Full details and tickets here).