Category Archives: 2012

2011 Irish Sea Sessions CD Now Available To Order!

2011 ISS CD Sleeve

The second Irish Sea Sessions CD, from the 2011 Liverpool gig, is now available to order from this link. It will also be available at the concert in Liverpool next week.

The CD, catalogue number LPISSCD02, retails for £10 from the Liverpool Philharmonic website, plus P&P. The track listing is ~

1 Derry Jail
2 Blackbirds and Thrushes / The Blackbird Waltz /
The Pipers of Roguery /Johnny O’Leary’s / Petticoat Loose
3 Tupelo Honey
4 Seán Ó Duibhir an Ghleanna / The Old Maid / The Roscommon Reel
5 Go To Sea No More
6 Going Into Exile: Liverpool Remembers/ Belfast’s Secret Garden /Great Craic on Mount Pleasant
7 Heart As Big As Liverpool
8 Belfast Mountains
9 Shipbuilding / The Titanic [An Irishman In Brittany / A Breton In Paris]
10 Home
11 Kishor’s Jig / Jacksons / Down In The Swamp
12 It’s All Good
13 Liverpool Hornpipe / The Dublin Reel / Miss Thornton’s / Primrose Lass

The remaining few tickets for Liverpool on Friday 19th October are available here

Tickets for Belfast are available here

Belfast Confirmed: Waterfront Hall

The Irish Sea Sessions 2012 will be at Belfast Waterfront Hall on Saturday 20th October. Tickets go on sale on Monday 24th April. All seats are £18.50

Irish Sea Sessions at North Liverpool Academy!

Thanks to support from Liverpool Primary Care Trust, students at North Liverpool Academy have been working with Ian Prowse and Liverpool Philharmonic’s learning department including composer Ian Stephens, writing their own songs inspired by their family history and heritage, and on themes of migration and travel. On Friday 24th February they were joined by Irish sea Sessions musicians Gino Lupari and Méabh O Hare to give a concert to the whole academy. Report and pictures on the North Liverpool Academy website here

Later that night, Méabh and Gino joined up with guitarist John Chandler, and opened the show at St George’s Hall Concert Room, a sold out event with Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle, reviewed by lovely Liverpool Confidential here.

2012 Irish Sea Sessions: Liverpool Date On Sale

The 2012 Irish Sea Sessions concert at Liverpool Philharmonic will take place on Friday 19th October. Tickets are now on sale – you can buy online here.

The aftershow will take place at a club venue very close by and will include special guest artists: a limited number of inclusive tickets are on sale. VIP tickets, whcih include box seats at Liverpool Philharmonic, include access to the aftershow. With other ticket purchases you can add the aftershow for £5 at the time of purchase, or £10 later on or on the door.

The festival hotel is the Hope Street Hotel.

We hope to make further announcements of concerts across the Irish Sea in early spring.