The twenty-fifth anniversary of the death of the revered singer-songwriter, Liam Weldon, was fittingly marked by a simple but well constructed film by Derek Copley and the Ballyer Trad Hub from Ballyfermot, Dublin.
News of the passing of Diarmuid Ó Cathasaigh, Uachtaráin, Howth Singing Circle, was quickly echoed around Ireland and beyond. He was a much-respected singer – go háirithe amhráin i nGaeilge – and dramatic deliverer of recitations.
Though widely acclaimed as one of Ireland’s leading traditional singers, Rita Gallagher has never been tempted to make a full-time career out of her undoubted gift. The reason is quite simple, singing is her passion – not her profession.