Irish Songs and Ballads
Saturday, June 9, 2012, 1:00pm
Lead Belly Stage
This workshop celebrates Irish history as expressed through the voices of storytellers in ballads, songs and the Sean Nos tradition. We will go on a journey of the Irish experience from the old world to the new. From the wild mountains to the soggy turf, we'll travel an Irish road. We will begin with some traditional pieces that create a setting for our storytelling session. Come to listen and share your musical stories. This is a singing workshop and instruments are welcome to accompany a song.
Raised in the San Francisco Folk Music Club, with music as a part of her home life, Amelia Hogan has been singing since before she could walk. Her early and continuous exposure to a broad array of folk music has given her a large repertoire of wonderful songs. With her Irish heritage and gift for singing from the heart, she brings her audience into a very personal experience of Irish culture and storytelling.