“A seminal figure in Irish music”

-The Rough Guide to Irish Music

Dáithí Sproule

Scéala an tSamhraidh

Greetings! Summer is here, and very hot in Minnesota as well as Ireland. I have plenty of interesting gigs in the coming months. I’m just about to head off to Chicago to play with Liz Carroll at the Irish American Heritage Festival, and have a couple of Trian gigs coming up with Liz and Billy McComiskey — the Susquehanna Folk Festival at the end of July and the Harvest Home event in September for the Center for Irish Music in Saint Paul. I’m playing with Altan at the Minnesota Irish Fair in August, followed by a couple of gigs on the west coast, and more Altan gigs in the U.S. in September. I should mention too a very special concert on the 22nd of July in St. Joan of Arc Church in Minneapolis — a fundraiser for Peter Ostroushko and family. There will be an amazing roster of musicians playing to raise money in support of Peter, who is facing very serious health issues and expenses. I will be playing with my friends, Laura MacKenzie and Tom Schaefer. All the best, Dáithí.

Dáithí Sproule – Lost River, Vol. 1

Dáithí Sproule - Lost River

“Lost River, Vol. 1” is the long-awaited second song album of Dáithí Sproule.  Featuring songs in Irish and English, exquisitely arranged and accompanied on guitar, the album includes guest performances by Seamus McGuire, Peter Ostroushko, Tom Schaefer, Randal Bays, Liz Carroll, Billy McComiskey, Danielle Enblom, Laura MacKenzie, John Wright, Dean Magraw, James Kelly, Paddy O’Brien, and Altan. (more…)

Upcoming shows

Stay tuned for upcoming shows.

Courses

At Center for Irish Music in St. Paul

Summer Session 2018:

  • Individual lessons on guitar, fiddle, Irish traditional song, and Irish language

Spring Session 2018: 

  • Irish Gaelic Songs for Young Singers
  • Uisce Gorm - Tuesday Night Adult Ensemble
  • Irish Language for Young Adults
  • Poetry in Irish from the Earliest Times

Fall Session 2017:

  • Irish Gaelic Songs for Young Singers
  • Learning Traditional Songs in Irish and English
  • Uisce Gorm - Tuesday Night Adult Ensemble
  • Irish Myths and Legends
  • Introduction to Early Ireland