Culture Night | SJ McArdle & Róisín Ward Morrow
Culture Night 2023 at Droichead featuring an evening with music, song, and stories. FREE, but we suggest booking in advance.
Droichead is delighted to showcase Drogheda's SJ McArdle who joins forces with Dromiskin composer and fiddler Róisín Ward Morrow to present a sample of songs from SJ’s brand new project, a song cycle provisionally titled And All My Dream Companions Gone, the follow-up to last year’s critically acclaimed RTE Radio 1 Album of the Week Old Ghosts in the Water and its accompanying Droichead-produced show PORT.
This new work focuses the effects of World War I upon local people, and in researching the stories of Drogheda men and women during the War, SJ has unearthed a series of riveting stories of those entrenched at home and abroad, about the hopes and fears of a generation whose stories are largely unrepresented in our canon of song.
Róisín Ward Morrow is a fiddle player and folk singer from Dromiskin, Co. Louth. Her debut album By the Light of the Moonwas launched to a sold out audience during Fleadh Cheoil 2019 and has been met with great prestige nationally and internationally. Róisín was awarded an artist bursary from Droichead Arts Centre in 2021 for her research project Women of Folk Song which is set to be showcased next spring.