Fantastic review of Drogheda Singing Gathering, Ireland’s biggest traditional singing festival. Not only was I honoured to be singing a few songs, but I got to hang with this extraordinary gentleman all day as well.
Martin Carthy is a huge hero of mine, and it was wonderful to have the job of hanging out and driving him around. The festival also featured The Voice Squad, The Unthanks and amazing local singers like Stuart Carolan (if you don’t know who his grandmother Mary Ann Carolan was, you’d better find out!), Sunday’s Gate Quartet, Drogheda Traditional Singers, Goilin Club singers, the amazing M Quinns senior and junior and the others from the Stray Leaf in Mullaghban.
Already looking forward to next year. More information on the festival can be found at https://www.facebook.com/TheDroghedaSingingGathering