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Cathal Lynch

CATHAL LYNCH BIO

Cathal Lynch is an Irish traditional singer from Co. Tyrone, with a specialist knowledge of songs in the English language. As a performer he has toured extensively throughout Britain and America. He has also produced two solo singing albums, You Rambling Boys of Pleasure, (2002) and The Jolly Roving Tar, (2011).

Central to his singing has always been how The Raw Bar was passed down and preserved, from generation to generation, especially in his native Ulster. He has always sought to find the origin of the song and share this knowledge through lectures and mentoring younger singers with the hope of” bridging the gap”.

He contributed an article on traditional singing in Co. Tyrone to the A-Z Companion of Irish Traditional Music, edited by Fintan Vallely, in 2011. He has delivered lectures on Irish traditional singing entitled “Green Grows the Laurelmost recently at South Sligo Summer School in Tubercurry (2018) and Joe Mooney Summer School in Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim (2019).

His passion for bridging the gap between singers of different generations led him to organize a series of singing recitals in Co. Cavan. (2010-2012)

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

I will deal with different aspects of the Ulster Song tradition such as ;
the themes that run through the songs and the historical background of them.
I will look at songs from each of the 9 counties of Ulster and also examine
the different regional styles shown throughout.
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