Irish Sea Sessions 2011: Heart As Big As Liverpool

Dedicated to Cherith Watson, this version of Pete Wylie’s classic is best viewed at 720 dpi HD, with the volume turned UP!

Jennifer John sings Tupelo Honey

Watch this at 720 dpi with the volume up …

Damien Dempsey sings Go To Sea No More

Best watched at 720 dpi, full screen, with the volume turned UP^^^ !!!! Damien takes this great old shanty, previously championed by Luke Kelly amongst others, and batters it into brilliance!

fRoots Review of the Irish Sea Sessions 2010 CD

We are grateful to fRoots for publishing the following mini-review in their Jan/Feb 2012 edition

There's still time to buy the CD for Christmas … click here to order online for just £10 + p&p! The CD is also on sale to personal callers at Liverpool Philharmonic Box Office.

The Making of the Irish Sea Sessions 2011

Film-maker John Scotland worked with Liverpool Philharmonic’s media producer Stuart Almond to make this short documentary on the prepaprations for the 2011 Irish Sea Sessions.

John is now working on some live concert footage from Irish Sea Sessions 2011, which we will bring to you early next year.

Songlines magazine review of the 2010 CD

We’re grateful to Songlines for publishing this in their Jan/Feb 2012 edition. There’s still time to buy the CD for Christmas … click here to order online for just £10 + p&p! The CD is also on sale to personal callers at Liverpool Philharmonic Box Office.

Irish Sea Sessions 2011 – the reviews

As with 2010, we have made the reviews available as an Adobe Acrobat file for download: the link is below.
2011 Irish Sea Sessions Reviews

If you’ve not bought the 2010 CD, you can get it online for just £10 + p&p by clicking here

Belfast Ulster Hall, 22nd October 2011

We were delighted to get the chance to present the 2011 Irish Sea Sessions at the Ulster Hall as part of the Ulster Bank Belfast Festival at Queens. There was a great crowd, and a few faces over from Liverpool too, and they really got behind the musicians, and ended up with a raucous standing ovation nearly as loud as that in Liverpool the previous night. Many thanks to everyone who came along, and to the Festival and the Ulster Hall, to Paul McErlane for these photos, and to Erinn McMahon for lots of help.

The Belfast Telegraph awarded 4 stars in its review …

And so it came to pass … Liverpool, 21st October 2011: Mark McNulty’s photos

A huge crowd at Liverpool Philharmonic welcomed the Irish Sea Sessions 2011. Mark McNulty brought his camera mastery to the event too … we’ve just received these and are uploading them from backstage at the Ulster Hall …

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Download the Irish Sea Sessions 2011 Programme!

You can now download a pdf of the free programme in advance of this weekend’s concerts, here ~ 2011 Irish Sea Sessions Programme

Compiled overnight, there may be odd typo, and there may be some changes yet to the set. A couple we’ve spotted: “Hope” should read “Home”, and “Sliabh mBan” should be “Sliabh na Mban” !