21 October 2014

Tim Eriksen in Ireland, 22-25 Oct. 2014

Thanks to the Sacred Harp Singers of Dublin for the news that the 'hardcore Americana' singer and musician Tim Eriksen (USA) will be giving a workshop in Sacred Harp singing tomorrow evening (Wed. 22 Oct.) from 7.00 to 9.00 p.m. in the Franciscan Friary on Merchant's Quay, Dublin 8.

Tim Eriksen, who performed and taught in Ireland in spring 2012 and August 2013, is back here in the course of a tour of these islands. The three other dates on his schedule are:

Thurs. 23rd: The Cobblestone, Smithfield, Dublin
Fri. 24th: Imagine Arts Festival, Waterford city
Sat. 25th: Mountmellick Folk Concert, Mountmellick, Co. Laois

The Sacred Harp Singers of Dublin notice includes the following quote:

Tim Eriksen's work as an ethnomusicologist and teacher has included extensive research on shape-note music in New England and the venerable Sacred Harp four-part harmony tradition. He is a founder of what is currently the world's largest Sacred Harp singing convention, in Northampton, MA. In the words of Paste magazine editor Josh Jackson, 'no one has done more to help revive Sacred Harp singing among a younger generation.'

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