Category Archives: 2011

Here we go … Irish Sea Sessions 2011


The fourteen Irish Sea Sessions artists met at The Friary – Liverpool Philharmonic’s rehearsal venue in West Everton – today, and began preparations for the shows on Friday in Liverpool, Saturday in Belfast, and Sunday in Derry/Londonderry. Ace photographer Mark McNulty dropped by and captured the great spirit of the Session …

Irish Sea Sessions on Gerry Anderson Show, BBC Radio Ulster and Foyle

On Friday 16th September you can get a sneak preview of the Irish Sea Sessions 2010 CD, and hear some live music and chat from participants in the Irish Sea Sessions 2011 when Stevie Dunne, Niamh Parsons, Ian Prowse and Gino Lupari will be guests on Gerry Anderson’s morning show on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle. Tune in at 10.30am!

Announcing the 14th member of the Irish Sea Sessions 2011 crew …

Sean-nós dancer Mary McGuiggan will join the Irish Sea Sessions in Liverpool, Belfast and Derry/Londonderry in October 2011. Welcome, Mary!

2011 Irish Sea Sessions Tickets now on sale

Friday 21 October
Liverpool Philharmonic
as part of Liverpool Irish Festival
0151 709 3789
use this link to book online

Saturday 22 October
Belfast Ulster Hall
as part of Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queens
use this link to book online

Sunday 23 October 8pm
Derry/Londonderry Millennium Forum
in association with Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin
028 7126 4455
use this link to book online

2011 – Line Up Confirmed

Musicians appearing at all of the Irish Sea Sessions 2011 include Dave Munnelly, Terry Clarke-Coyne, John McSherry, Méabh O’Hare, Jennifer John, Damien Dempsey, Alan Burke, Ian Prowse, Graham Dunne, Niamh Parsons, Gino Lupari, Bernard O’Neill, and Stevie Dunne. One further announcement will be made over the summer …

Irish Sea Sessions 2011: Liverpool, Belfast, Derry/Londonderry

The following dates have been confirmed for the Irish Sea Sessions 2011

  • 21 October Liverpool Philharmonic Hall, part of Liverpool Irish Festival
  • 22 October Belfast Ulster Hall, part of Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queen’s
  • 23 October Derry/Londonderry Millennium Forum

Tickets will go on sale on April 4th (Liverpool) and in May (Belfast and Derry/Londonderry) from each venue: please check back regularly and we’ll provide info and links here in due course.

Amongst the new faces joining this year’s Irish Sea Sessions are piper John McSherry, fiddler Meabh O’Hare and banjo-player Stevie Dunne.

The Irish Sea Sessions 2011

Ian, Damien, Lizzie and Niamh, 2010

The Irish Sea Sessions 2011 will convene in Liverpool on 19th October, with a performance at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on Friday 21st October.

We hope the Sessions will then go on to several other cities in the following days in 2011: watch this space for announcements!