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Inishowen Singers Corney McDaid, Maggie McGee & Roseanne McGonigle sitting at a table

From Berlin to Ballyliffin: a Journey in Song

A landmark digital project launched in 2012 by ITMA and the Inishowen Traditional Singers' Circle in Donegal has had, and continues to have, a profound influence on many singers and researchers, no more than on Berlin-based singer Andreas Schulz.

The North Pole Bar, Drumfries, Inishowen, Co. Donegal

“Christmas had come early, all of them, all at the one time. The wealth of some 500 songs sung by over 150 singers had me clicking like a madman. I had never heard anything like it. There was no sense of “performing” a song, just the tangible atmosphere of beautiful, straightforward singing with tremendous gusto and joy, in a room full of fellow singers and listeners.”

Andreas Schulz
Andreas Schulz/ITSC Email Correspondence 2011
Kevin McGonigle, ITSC Chairperson, singing in the Irish Embassy Berlin, 2015
Armagh singer and story teller Micil Quinn at the Rusty Nail Bar, Inishowen / John Baker, photographer
ITSC Mincer Song Tour 2016 Brochure and Map / Andreas Schulz, designer

The Mincer, song / Corney McDaid, singing in English

My Parents Reared Me Tenderly, revised edition (ITSC, 2019)
Singer Paddy Collins / Dan Milner, photographer