Féile an Droichid

The South Belfast Irish Language centre An Droichead’s Féile is under full sail, here is the clár.

There is plenty on, and not just in An Droichead (‘The Bridge’) but in a variety of venues up and down the Ormeau Road. I am afraid that people will have to chose between Griogáir Labhruidh (le Síle Denver agus The Daoirí Farrell Band) and John Spillane, more a god than a man really, who are playing on Friday night beginning at 7:30 in An Droichead féin and in the Errigal Inn.

I’ll be heading to Griogáir if I can. Griogáir, from Argyll in Scotland is one of the best young Gaelic singers I have heard in a while and certainely he has no shortage of energy behind his singing, not that I am an expert, but sure I know what I like.

Griogáir also has a softer side as the lament, Marbhrann do dh’Uilleam Labhruidh reveals. Pipe Major Uilleam Labhruidh, Ballachulish (1882 -1916) died in WWI and Griogar is I belived the great grandson of his cousin Iain.

Óran sgoinneal a tha ann.

  • Tá mé a’ súil go mór leis an Fhéile seo, mar is gnáth a lán oibre déanta ag an fhoireann sa Droichead!!

    Go néirí leo!!

    Tá súil agam go mbeidh seal agam freastal ar John Spillane ar aon nós.

  • Fear a’ Mhaide Mhór

    Chuala mé mo dhuine Gregóir i Sráid na Cathrach an mhí seo caite i gcúinne agus is sár-amhrání é, agus muna bhfuil dul amú orm tá sé ag dul amach le Síle Denvir.

  • Dewi

    Cool – strange – I usually like the modern stuff – but the lament gets under my skin – wonderful.