Category Archives: 2012

Songlines Review of the 2012 Irish Sea Sessions CD

Thanks to Kevin Bourke and Songlines Magazine for this review! You can buy the cd here


We will soon be relaunching the website with a far better design, release information for the 2013 CD, a free track download, and news of the 2014 Irish Sea Sessions! Stay tuned!



New Track – Alan Burke Sings “Miss Brown”

From the 2012 Irish Sea Sessions

To find out more about the Irish Sea Sessions 2013 click here for Liverpool (18 October) and here for London (21 October.)

Ian Sings “Maybe There Is A God After All”

Ian Prowse sings the song he wrote for his daughter, Rosalita, at the 2012 Irish Sea Sessions in Liverpool.

Lizzie Sings Ellan Vannin

Lizzie Nunnery with a great version of Hughie Jones’ song Ellan Vannin, about the SS Ellan Vannin, the paddle steamer that sank in the Irish Sea in December 1909. Read the history of the SS Ellan Vannin (which is the Manx name for the Isle of Man), on Wikipedia.


Come Together!

Come Together in Liverpool on October 18th or London October 21st for the Irish Sea Sessions 2013!

Buy tickets for Liverpool here and for London here!

In 2012, the first half of the event drew to an energetic close with this version of Come Together, the first time the Irish Sea Sessions have paid tribute to perhaps the greatest ever Liverpool Irish band, with the whole crew playing full tilt!



Pauline sings Deartháirín ó Mo Chroí

Pauline Scanlon sings Deartháirín ó Mo Chroí (Little Brother of My Heart) during The Irish Sea Sessions 2012, at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall as part of Liverpool Irish Festival.

Pauline returns with The Irish Sea Sessions 2013, appearing at Liverpool Philharmonic on Friday 18th October and London Southbank Centre on Monday 21st October. Pauline is the featured artiste of Liverpool Irish Festival 2013, also appearing on 13th October with Éilís Kennedy with whom she forms Lumiere, accompanied by Donagh Hennessy, and hosting a singing workshop at Liverpool Philharmonic on Saturday 20th October. You can find links to more information and ticket booking all of these events on this website.

The Irish Sea Sessions 2013 ~ Liverpool and London

The Irish Sea Sessions 2013 will take place at Liverpool Philharmonic, 18th October, as part of Liverpool Irish Festival; and at the Southbank Centre, London, on 21st October.

The full line-up for 2013 is

Declan O’Rourke
Pauline Scanlon
Emily Portman
Rob Vincent
Gino Lupari
Alan Burke
Neil Campbell
Terry Clarke-Coyne
Dave Munnelly
Bernard O’Neill
Sean Regan
Mick Coyne
Eamon Coyne

You can buy tickets for the Liverpool show here

The Southbank Centre show goes on sale on 9th May: we will bring you the booking link in due course!

We will soon bring you the videos of 2012 on this site, and a lot more news on this year’s artists. We will release the 2012 CD in July.