Traditional Music and Song

april, 2022

fri22apr8:00 pmAn Góilínwith special guests
Paul and Deirdre Tobin
8:00 pm The Teachers' Club, Parnell Square, Dublin 1

Event Details

Everyone with an interest in traditional singing (in any language) is welcome! Just come along and enjoy the singing, and of course the company, and maybe you might like to sing a traditional song yourself. You are more than welcome! Tá míle fáilte romhat! We would especially welcome more new singers, more women singers, more younger singers agus ar ndóigh fáilte speisialta roimh Ghaeilge!

Speial guests for this evening are Paul and Deirdre Tobin. Married for 32 years, Deirdre hails from Ballyjamesduff, Co. Cavan, while Paul is a native of the parish of Castlebridge, in the old barony of Shelmalier in Wexford. They met while studying in Dublin – Deirdre in Carysfort College, Paul in UCD. When Deirdre was a youngster,she always sang Boolavogue at the Feis in Ballyjamesduff, which she now sees as an omen.

Before moving to Wexford in 2004, the couple lived in Dublin for many years where they frequented Brook’s Academy – dancing sets with Jerry O’ Reilly and company. They have been involved in traditional singing in Wexford for many years now, with monthly sessions in Wexford Town, led by John O’ Byrne and the Berry brothers, Paddy and Phil. They have also been involved in a number of song projects with Aileen Lambert and Michael Fortune and also with Muintir Uí Fhaoláin in Gorey.

The GAA has been an important involvement for both Paul and Deirdre, in both Dublin (Lucan Sarsfields) and Wexford (The Shelmaliers). They have been involved in various choirs and singing groups, while Paul is an RTE All-Ireland drama winner with Bridge Drama.

This in-person event will also be livestreamed on An Góilín’s Facebook page at


(Friday) 8:00 pm


The Teachers' Club

Parnell Square, Dublin 1

Health Guidelines for this Event

Masks Required

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