jimfran’s twenty-six comments

  • Re: John McKenna- master flute player 1880-1947

    David50 yes you are right of course- McKenna's vocal effort on the CD is not the '1916' one nor is it the Burl Ives version! more…

  • Jimmy Little of Christon Bank, near Alnwick, Northumberland

    I have just reviewed a second CD by Jimmy Little- it's excellent and can highly recommend it- HOWEVER, the picture above has absolutely nothing to do with the Jimmy Liitle the 'moothie; player! more…

  • Leitrim Singers’ Circle

    Monthly gathering of local singers, poets, storytellers- a few tunes- guest every other month but just the locals in December- all welcome more…

  • October Singing Session at Davitt’s

    We postponed the October session- normally the first Sunday at 5pm to the 11th. This was due to two local festivals clashing on the 4th. more…

  • Leitrim Singers Circle

    PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SESSION STILL OPERATES BUT IN DAVITTS PUB AT 5pm every first Sunday more…

  • Leitrim Singers’ Circle

    Sorry to be so long answering this- no we hold it at the rear of the bar - there was a hiccup in May due to an invasion of first Communion parents but Francis Davitt moved us into a family room & solved the problem. Always a potential problem when running... more…

  • Festival Cancelled

    Due to the untimely death of one of the festival's mainstays, 'Packie' McPartlan- this year's festival have been cancelled. more…

  • Re: John McKenna- master flute player 1880-1947

    For anyone who missed it, the double CD will of course be available at the forthcoming John McKenna Traditional Weekend in Drumkeeran, Co Leitrim (his home village) on June 5-7 2015. more…

  • John McKenna Traditional Weekend

    The annual commemoration of the great local fiddler with concerts, sessions, singing event- featuring Marcus Hernon (flute) and family and Rita Gallagher (sean nos singer)- more info, downloadable brochure and contacts on www.johnmckenna.ie or the facebo... more…

  • Davitts Pub- Singing Session- Leitrim Singers Circle

    Monthly event- first Sunday of the month- informal- no charge- raffle to raise expenses for future guests- start 5pm- exception is in June when it will be at 2pm on SATURDAY 6th as part of the John McKenna Traditional Weekend with guest singer Rita Gallag... more…