Trad for Trocaire
Last night ‘The Globe’ on Georges Street (just beside Trinity college) hosted its own Trad for Trocaire night.
The leading musicians were Darragh and Mairead on concertina and guitar – a delightful duo who are known for being ‘full of tunes.’
We had some guest musicians there also: Michael Heslin is a singer/songwriter from Dublin who is releasing his first Americana influenced album in a few weeks and his songs provided a wonderful alternative to the straight up trad of the evening. He’s definitely one to watch.
We had a few songs in Irish and Mairead sang a powerful Gene Richie piece which got rapturous applause. There was also sean os dancing.
There was free drink for all the players (thanks to the Globe!)
It was wonderful to see such a generous turn out for such a worthy cause, Ireland is still one of the most generous countries in the world despite the recent economic turbulence.
This weekend see’s the John Harte festival taking place in Dublin – can’t wait to learn some new songs!