Caitlín Ní Chualáin, sean-nós singer-in-residence at NUI Galway, will give a second series of sean-nós singing workshops beginning at 7pm on Tuesday, January 14, and running every second week until February 11. The workshops will take place in the seminar room at the Centre for Irish Studies, NUI Galway.
From An Teach Mór Thiar, Indreabhán, Ms Ní Chualáin cites her father, Máirtín Pheaits Ó Cualáin, a winner of Comórtas na bhFear at the Oireachtas in 1944 and 2001, as a major influence. She also draws on the rich tradition of sean-nós singers from the area. She won Comórtas na mBan at the Oireachtas in 2005, 2008, and 2014, and the coveted Corn Ui Riada, the premier competition for sean-nós singing at the Oireachtas festival, in 2016. She can frequently be heard on RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, where she also works as a journalist, and at concerts and workshops.
The workshops are free and open to all.
Further information available from Samantha Williams at 091 492051 or [email protected]
This project is funded by Ealaín na Gaeltachta, Údarás na Gaeltachta, and An Chomhairle Ealaíon in association with the Centre for Irish Studies at NUI Galway.