Sessions

Húp! An Droichead strives to bring Irish language and cultural experiences to new audiences.  One way in which we do this is through our music sessions .  A tradional session can be described as musicians coming together to play traditional tunes in an informal setting - any musicians who knows the tunes or who can sing a song is welcome to join in.  Our most regular sessions are held in the The Dirty Onion bar which is located on Hill St. in the centre of Belfast.

Bheireann ‘An t-Oinniún Salach’ deis dúinn spás úr a shealbhú do cheiliúradh na Gaeilge agus ag an am céanna ligeann sé do chuairteoirí dul i dtaithí ar an teanga mar chuid de shaol na cathrach nua-aimseartha. Ar ndóighe cuirtear béim ar leith ar an cheol agus gan dabht cuidíonn muid le The Dirty Onion beocht agus saibhreas an cheoil bheo thraidisiúnta a chur i láthair do thurasóirí agus do mhuintir Bhéal Feirste achan oíche den tseachtain.

Tá súil againn go mbuailfidh tú isteach leis an atmasféar a bhlaiseadh agus le do chuid Gaeilge féin a chleachtadh sa suíomh úr seo do sholáthar An Droichead ar Shráid an Chnoic i lár na Cathrach.

An Droichead work in partnership with The Dirty Onion to provide a weekly programme of Traditional Irish music and Irish language in the heart of Belfast city centre.  Housed in one of Belfast’s oldest building, a former whiskey warehouse, The Dirty Onion provides the perfect location to showcase some of our superb traditional talent.  If you’d like to join in on a session, to practice your Irish at our Ciorcal comhrá or just enjoy the ceol agus craic you, can find us at The Dirty Onion at the following times. 

Luan/ Monday 8-10 : Ciorcal Comhrá agus Ceol.  Irish language conversation circle followed by a session.  Everyone welcome.  

Máirt/Tuesday 8-10: Bodhrán le Rohan young. Pick up one of our Bodhráns and learn some skills on the traditional drum with Belfast Bodhrán master Rohan Young.  Bain triall as! 

Céadaoin/Wednesday 8-10: Harp Session- a session celebrating Belfast’s special link with one of Ireland’s oldest instruments.  Ceol ársa na cruite á cheiliúradh arís i mBéal Feirste.  

Aoine/Friday 9-12: Traditional session with Réalta and Friends. Ceol na hAoine le baill den bhanna ceoil iontach, Réalta. 

Satharn/Saturday

2-4: Fireside session.  Seisiúin cois teallaigh. Family friendly session.  

9-12: Saturday night session. Seisiún oíche Shathairn

Domhnach/Sunday

2-5: Seisiún tráthnóna Domhnaigh - Sunday afternoon session

7-10: Seisiún oíche Dhomhnaigh - Sunday night session

Musicians Welcome to all session.  Bí Linn agus bí páirteach.