PORT – SJ McArdle

PORT is a new song cycle from contemporary Drogheda folk artist SJ McArdle, full of timeless, indelible folk songs – work songs, story songs, love songs to the sea.
Songs written in anger and written in sorrow. Songs about injustice and change. Songs about people. The songs were born of a year-long research and writing project around the history and stories of Drogheda’s ancient Port, conducted during SJ’s tenure as Artist in Association at Droichead Arts Centre in 2019. Along with its accompanying critically-acclaimed RTÉ Radio 1 Album of the Week Old Ghosts In The Water, PORT features Carol Keogh (Plague Monkeys), Graham Henderson (Moving Hearts, Sinead O’Connor) and Trevor Hutchinson (Lúnasa, The Waterboys) along with vocalist John Ruddy and fiddle player Barry Kieran (Kern).
Funded by the Arts Council under the Touring Grant Scheme. With support from Louth County Council Arts Office, and Drogheda Port Company.

VENUE: An Táin Arts Centre

LOCATION: Louth

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