Gleeson to perform with Derry Trad Circle on Thursday

Derry Traditional Singers Circle will have as guest singer, “Barry Gleeson” at the next session.

Barry will need no introduction to traditional singers locally. Barry is a traditional singer from Artane, Dublin. He generally sings unaccompanied and has been a stalwart of the Góilín Traditional Singers’ Club for years.

He’s also a regular at the Clé Club in Liberty Hall and Howth Singers’ Circle. Barry has performed at the National Concert Hall, the Mansion House and at festivals and clubs in Ireland, England, Scotland and America and is also a regular at the annual Inishowen Singing Weekend (March 21st - 24th 2014).

His highly individual and expressive style is a reflection of a rich and varied range of material and influences. Whether he is singing a gentle love-song or a boisterous come-all-ye, he invariably remains true to the soul and sentiment of his material. Urban or rural, patriotic or music hall, sea shanty or parlour song, from the ballads of anonymous poets to those of James Joyce and W. B. Yeats, Barry imbues all with freshness and energy in his own unique style. His three critically acclaimed CDs, ‘Path Across the Ocean’ and ‘I Heard a Bird at Dawn’ and ‘Tough Night’ have enhanced his reputation as one of Ireland’s foremost traditional singers.

The session will be held in Tinneys Bar, Patrick St. on Thursday 6th February at 9.30pm. Come early to ensure a seat.