Irish Christmas Songs and Stories in The Wild Geese Virtual Síbín

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Irish Christmas Songs and Stories in The Wild Geese Virtual Síbín

Time: December 16, 2014 from 5pm to 7pm
Event Type: live online hangout
Organized By: The Wild Geese
Latest Activity: Dec 15, 2014

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Join us in The Wild Geese Virtual Síbín where we'll be hanging out with Irish singer / songwriter Mary Courtney and Irish storyteller Jim Hawkins.

Mary Courtney grew up in a musical family in the parish of Castlegregory, near the sea in County Kerry, a likely beginning for this remarkable singer and guitarist. Whether accompanying herself, or holding the rhythm line with her trad band, Morning Star, she is a consummate musician. Her music is an engaging collaboration of traditional Irish music and a progressive social conscience born of a political education in the United States. Her bodhrán (Irish hand-held drum) playing offers another dimension to her exceptional performance. Courtney has used her music to spread Irish culture and to educate her audience about the struggles of the Irish people. From rock ‘n’ roll to the ethereal strains of some ancient Celtic bard, Mary can sing anything, and sing it unforgettably.

Jim Hawkins grew up in the midlands of Ireland (County Westmeath) where he listened to great Irish storytellers like his own uncle, Jack Fallon.  Jim taught literature in the classroom for 39 years.  He has performed as a member of the Irish Arts Centre in New York City.  Jim shares the history, culture, and traditions of Ireland through stories, poetry, and songs.

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