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Story Song & other Shenanigans

November 28 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A modern twist on a Raking tradition

Hosted by The Song House with Linn Phipps

Join us this November for another 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.

Linn Phipps

Linn is a Royal National Mod Medallist having won the Silver Pendant (the highest solo singing prize for learners of Scottish Gaelic) in 2008, along with many other national Gaelic song competitions.

During the pandemic year-and-a half, Linn has hugely enjoyed participating as a Regular in zoom sings around the world, now over 1000 folk and shanty sings, from Western to Eastern USA, through to Ireland (including An Goilin and SEAC), UK, Brittany, Paris and Australia. She Zoom-hosts a monthly free Learn-Gaelic-Song session, and co-hosts a monthly Gaelic/Celtic language sing based in Edinburgh. She has contributed to many to virtual folk festivals from the USA to Australia, as a Zoom host and the host of workshop sessions to Learn-a Gaelic Song. She has created a website https://linnphippsfolk.co.uk, and a Youtube channel featuring solos songs, and collaborations with Australia – Gaelic songs “Cho sean ris na cnuic” and “Tha mi duilich, cianail, duilich”, and “Amazon” (about the burning rainforest). She has issued 5 CDs – “Andes to Antarctica” (live-recording from on-ship in Antarctica), Leth Linn (re-issue), Salute to Rona Lightfoot (double CD, Rona’s life and piping stories, Rona’s piping songs and piping of the tunes/ pibrochs, all on Linn’s Website to listen or buy. And a new CD as Sillertides with her co-sing partner Doug Huggins in Colorado – on bandcamp at sillertides.bandcamp.com. The CD launch concert is on the Sillertides’ new Youtube channel at https://bit.ly/3hzmYNC.

Linn’s special collaborations have included creating a transatlantic Luadh group “An clò airgid” (The Silver Cloth) which performed virtually at Tumbleweed Music Festival, USA. She has featured as the Guest / Guest Floorspot singer for a host of concerts and sessions including Glasgow Shanty Crew “Sirens & Sea Quines”, Cork Singers’ Club, Seamus Ennis Arts Centre (SEAC) Traditional Irish Singing Session “Slán le Zoom” (Farewell to Zoom), Victorian Folk Music Club, Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Folk Club concert, and Northwich Folk Club.

And she has many more projects in the pipeline!

This event is funded by community contributions. Please pay what you feel this event is worth to you by naming your price. We will then send you a Zoom link in the days before the event.

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November 28 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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