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Carlow County Council – From Carlow Streams Singalong Sessions

Press Release for Immediate Release – 19th May 2020

From Carlow Streams Singalong Sessions begins Friday 29th May on the Johnny Barry Show on KCLR fm!

The Arts Office of Carlow County Council along with Creative Ireland Carlow has today announced the launch of From Carlow Streams Singalong Sessions, an initiative aimed towards individuals cocooning around the County who may be missing social occasions and interactions. During this difficult time of social distancing and social isolation, we all need some means to reconnect with each other and our roots, and songs and singing are a great avenue to do so.

Over the course of six weeks the Nationalist will print the lyrics of a song, that we are all familiar with – we’re kicking things off with a rousing rendition of Follow Me Up to Carlow! Our partners in the project, KCLR FM will feature the same piece sung on the Jonny Barry Show on Friday nights at 10.30pm by singer Fiach Moriarty who will invite listeners to join him in a mass singalong session!

We are delighted to work with singer/songwriter and Carlow resident Fiach Moriarty on this project. Fiach has toured and performed extensively in Ireland and Worldwide with artists such as Paul Brady, Mary Black, Beoga, Declan O’Rourke, Paddy Moloney (The Chieftains), and John Sheahan (Dubliners). We are also teaming up with local man Dave Barron, of http://www.fromcarlowstreams.ie. Dave will provide us with a related song from his website which will also be featured as part of the project. From Carlow Streams is an online resource funded through Creative Ireland Carlow which aims to preserve and promote Songs and Poems from, and about County Carlow. We will have two opportunities each Friday night to singalong!

From Carlow Streams Singalong Sessions is organised and managed by Carlow Arts Office as part of the Creative Ireland Programme

For Further information contact Aileen Nolan – Creative Ireland Carlow Project Assistant
T: +353 (0)59 9136234 M: 087 358 0224.