Dáithí Sproule

Cúpla focal ó Dháithí!

Welcome to my website! It turns out — incredibly — that December 2021 was the 50th anniversary of the release of the Skara Brae album (featuring myself, the late Mícheál Ó Domhnaill and his sisters Maighread and Tríona)! Astonishing! Maighread, Tríona, and I, and also Jim McCloskey (a great old friend who played bass with us after the album was made) have done some very enjoyable interviews about this. The album has never been out of print, and Gael Linn plan to release a new vinyl edition at Easter this year. Apart from that, I have a busy enough time ahead, in spite of the pandemic. In July, I’ll be teaching at both Celtic Week and Traditional Song Week at the Swannanoa Gathering in North Carolina — and in October/November we’ll be having another go at doing the re-scheduled Altan tour. I continue to teach lessons for the Center for Irish Music in Saint Paul — some in person and some on zoom — I’m so grateful for the stimulation and companionship provided by my “work” there in these strange times!

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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…)

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Upcoming shows

Courses

At Center for Irish Music in St. Paul

Spring Session 2022

  • Arranging Traditional Songs for Guitar
  • Irish Myths & Legends
  • The Songs of Elizabeth Cronin
  • Uisce Gorm - Tuesday Night Adult Ensemble

Fall Session 2021

  • Uisce Gorm - Tuesday Night Adult Ensemble
  • Mini-Courses
    • Introduction to Irish Traditional Music - A Survey Class
    • Singers and Songs of Donegal
  • Individual lessons