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The Susquehanna Folk Arts Center presents Seamus Carmichael:
Irish Sessions Workshop

Live interactive Q&A Sunday, September 20 — 7:00pm - 8:30 pm

About This Event:

The most authentic Irish music isn't on a recording or on a concert stage — it's a group of folks playing together! Local Irish singer and session organizer Seamus Carmichael will lead a live, interactive "Question-and-Answer" workshop on Zoom. Learn how a traditional Irish session (musical gathering) works, how to find one near you, and how to politely participate.

Seamus Carmichael

The most authentic Irish music isn't on a recording or on a concert stage — it's a group of folks playing together! Local Irish singer and session organizer Seamus Carmichael will lead a live, interactive "Question-and-Answer" workshop on Zoom. You'll learn how a traditional Irish session (musical gathering) works, how to find one near you, and how to politely participate.

And share some tunes!

Attendees who already know some tunes or songs can come with a few in mind. Playing simultaneously isn't possible on Zoom, but one musician can lead while others play along with their microphones muted.

About Seamus

Raised in County Derry in the north of Ireland, but a longtime resident of Lebanon, PA, Seamus is a singer in the Irish tradition. He is an active participant and organizer at several local sessions, and treasures his communities of musicians, both here in Pennsylvania and back "across the pond" in Ireland. He enjoys engaging new people with this very enjoyable pastime. Learn more about Seamus, and about the local Irish session scene, in his Folk Artist Profile!

This workshop is the first event sponsored by our brand-new Susquehanna Folk Arts Center, created in partnership with the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. And Seamus is one of the first artists showcased in our first Folk Arts Center project: the Folk Artists Gallery. We invite you to explore the Center and meet some amazing artists. Check back for more over the next few months.

A FREE Event!

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