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Story Song & other Shenanigans
February 28 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmContribution
A modern twist on a Raking tradition
Hosted by The Song House with David Ingerson
Join us this February for an online Raking gathering. The Song House invites you to gather in the spirit of sharing a yarn, a song or whatever you’d like to bring along. You are welcome also to join us as an observer.
What is Raking?
In traditional Ireland there was once what was known as the Raking House. Today, in some rural communities the essence of this treasured house still exists. The raking house is like the hub of a community, known for its heart & feet warming fires and a place to share a yarn, to dance, sing, share and connect in the spirit of togetherness & good craic. Join us as the Song House becomes the digital Raking House and our community stretches far & wide with the good use of modern technology, supporting us to gather together from the comfort of our homes.
David Ingerson has been singing traditional Irish songs for over 40 years. He has visited Ireland many times, attending and performing at music and singing festivals and sessions, collecting songs, and researching the backgrounds of songs. During his visits he has studied traditional singing under dozensof Irish singers, including Paddy Tunney, Roisin White, Lillis Ó Laoire, and Seamus MacMathuna. Hehas performed on the stages of folk clubs throughout the Northwest, including the Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle, Tumbleweed Music Festival in Richland, and the Princeton (BC) Traditional Music Festival, and has presented workshops at numerous folk singing camps and festivals. He was the winner of the Oireachtas Cheanada sean-nós singing competition in 2020.He was one of the founders and teachers at the Sean-nós Northwest Festival of singing, dancing, and the Irish language (now in its 14th year), as well as being the president (now emeritus) of the Portland FolkMusic Society.
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