SJ McArdle presents songs from his upcoming live show PORT, produced in association with Droichead Arts Centre at this year’s Folk Alliance International conference.
PORT is a collection of songs by Droichead Artist in Association SJ McArdle 2018/2019, inspired by real and imagined stories associated with Drogheda Port’s rich and storied history, composed for folk-rock ensemble and guest vocalists. PORT had its premiere in Nov '19, and with the support of Drogheda Port, SJ performed the song cycle with Kern band members Brendan McCreanor (uilleann pipes) and Barry Kieran (fiddle), along with special guests Carol Keogh, Josh Johnston, John Ruddy and Michael Holohan. With further sponsorship from Drogheda Port, Droichead and SJ plan to tour the show to Dublin and beyond when it is safe to do so again.
Folk Alliance International (FAI) is an arts nonprofit founded in 1989 to connect folk music leaders aiming to sustain the community and genre and each year the organisation hosts an international conference and showcase in various parts of the world. This year it’s online!
Anyone can view SJ’s showcase, but registration is required via Eventbrite HERE.
SJ goes live at 2am (we’re on US time for the showcase!) but the video will be available to view afterwards if you need to get your beauty sleep!
Once registered you can view SJ’s showcase HERE.
Droichead Arts Centre
26-28 Stockwell Lane