Why not join award-winning Irish musician, Edel Meade in exploring a selection of enchanting, otherworld songs from the ancient sean-nós tradition over two online workshops during Seachtain na Gaeilge - Ócáidí sa Bheilg. Suitable for singers and Irish-language enthusiasts at all levels of experience including beginners as translations and phonetics will be provided. 2 Wednesday sessions, 7-9pm, free, register at email@example.com
Edel Meade is a vocalist, composer, performing artist and educator from County Tipperary, Ireland. Her voice has been described as mesmerising or magical even, while her music is haunting and very powerful. She was selected for the prestigious Fulbright-Creative Ireland Professional Fellowship Award 2022-2023to undertake artistic research at the California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley. Her latest album Brigids and Patricias ("most courageous Irish album of the year" The Irish Times) explores what it means to be a woman in 21st century Ireland, drawing on Irish history including themes from pre-Christian Ireland as well as Irish folklore and current affairs. Edel is an experienced educator and holds Masters Degrees in Song writing and in Irish Traditional Music Performance, and Bachelors Degrees in Jazz Performance, and in Journalism with the Irish language (Gaelic). She has undertaken intensive training in the art of sean-nós singing with Rev. Nóirín Ní Riain, and will record an album of Otherworld songs from the Irish tradition later this year with support from the Arts Council of Ireland.