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Invitation: Official launch of ‘Leabhar Nua na nAmhrán’ at the Oireachts na Samhna festival

Invitation: Official launch of ‘Leabhar Nua na nAmhrán’ at the Oireachts na Samhna festival Thursday, 26th October, 2017

Lillis Ó Laoire will launch the new collection of songs Leabhar Nua na nAmhrán edited by Micheál Ó Conghaile during the Casadh an tSúgáin singing event at the Oireachtas na Samhna festival on Friday, 3 November at 10.30 i.n. Máirín Uí Chéide will be the bean an tí on the evening. 

The songwriting competition, Comórtas Cuimhneacháin Sheáin Eoin Uí Shúilleabháin is an important one for songwriters in the Irish-language. Held during the Oireachtas na Samhna cultural festival every year, the goal of the competition is to encourage new songwriters and singers to produce new work on a regular basis. 

This collection Leabhar Nua na nAmhrán (The New Book of Songs) gathers close to one hundred of these compositions together in one volume for the first time. The goal of the collection of songs in this book is to bring the songs to a wider audience. 

It’s well worth the effort as these songs feature a wealth of beautiful writing ranging from the comedic to the sublime and to read the collection and sing the songs is a richly rewarding experience.   

Composers 

Ray Mac Mánuis
Aodh Ó Domhnaill
Antaine Ó Faracháin
Fearghas Mac Lochlainn
Joe Ó Dónaill
Louis Mulcahy
Máirín Uí Dhomhnaill
Micheál Ó Domhnaill 
Máirín Mac Donnchadha
Seán Ó Muimhneacháin
Seosamh Mac Donnacha
Traolach Ó Conghaile
Seán Ó Gráinne
Seán Mac Eochagáin
Seán de Búrca
Fiontán Ó Meachair
Pádraic Breathnach
Séamus Ó Fianghusa
Feargal Ó Béarra 


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