Themed Singaround - Patter: Irish Songs of Word Play with Casey Casebeer (US)
12:00pm - 1:30pm (90 minutes)
As soon as the people of Ireland started speaking English, they started playing with it. Many Irish songs are full of puns, alliteration, ridiculous or exaggerated imagery, jokes, tongue-twisters, hidden meanings, metaphor, and more kinds of word play. (Examples, to get you thinking: Stick to the Craythur; Rocky Road to Dublin; Nell Flagherty’s Drake; Invitation to a Funeral.) This will be a song circle: bring your favorite example to sing for the group.
Casey lives in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California with an elderly cat who disapproves of her singing and tries to curtail her screen time. She’s likely to turn up and lead a workshop wherever traditional music is sung on the West Coast, and is, to put it kindly, a ballad geek. Zoom singing was the silver lining of her 2020 cloud. She’s a member of the San Francisco Folk Music Club, the Portland Folk Music Society, and the Folklore Society of Greater Washington.