Saothar // new compositions for the tradition

A monthly series showcasing compositions of tunes by contemporary composers in the traditional idiom.

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Now in its second year Saothar is building a collection of contemporary compositions in partnership with composers. Each composition is available as a complete & free learning package:

  • Interactive score, providing playback, ABC notation and more (see the user guide for details)
  • Audio or video recording, played by the composer
  • PDF download of the notes, transcribed by the composer

SAOTHAR composers 2022:

Nickie McAuliffe, August 2022 (7 tunes)

Méabh Ní Bheaglaoich, July 2022 (7 tunes and 1 song)

Niamh Ní Charra, June 2022 (9 tunes) Nickie McAuliffe

Dan Gurney, May 2022 (5 tunes)

Kevin Rowsome, April 2022 (12 tunes)

Carl Hession, March 2022 (9 tunes)

Joe Carey, February 2022 (5 tunes and 1 song)

Lisa Shields, January 2022 (3 tunes)

SAOTHAR composers 2021:

Seamus Gibson, December 2021 (22 tunes)

Siobhán Peoples, November 2021 (9 tunes)

Jackie Daly, October 2021 (10 tunes)

Hammy Hamilton, September 2021 (6 tunes)

Carmel Gunning, August 2021 (9 tunes)

Mick Mulcahy, July 2021 (11 tunes)

Conal Ó Gráda, June 2021 (8 tunes)

Saileog Ní Cheannabháin, May 2021 (7 tunes)

Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, April 2021 (5 tunes, 1 song)

Yvonne Casey, March 2021 (6 tunes)

Zoë Conway, February 2021 (8 tunes, 1 song)

Charlie Lennon, January 2021 (1 tune)

Saothar composers for 2021