County Leitrim has always been a hotbed of music, especially flute and fiddle, but the growing interest in the song tradition is now demonstrated by a new monthly singing session (first Sunday) in the county.
Set up by Ulsterman Jackie Boyce, 'Geordie' Jim Bainbridge and local girl Carol Corrigan, the first meeting will be at Fordes Inn, Drumkeeran at 5pm on Sunday September 2. It's planned to alternate that venue with one in Blacklion, on the Ulster border. First guest will be local singer Fionnoula Maxwell. More details to follow later.