David Ingerson has been singing traditional Irish songs for over 40 years. He has visited Ireland fifteen times (for usually a month or more each time), attending and performing at music and singing festivals and sessions, collecting songs, and researching the backgrounds of songs. During his visits he has studied traditional singing under dozens of notable Irish singers, including Paddy Tunney, Roisin White, Lillis Ó Laoire, and Seamus MacMathuna. He has performed on the stages of folk clubs throughout the Northwest, including the Northwest Folklife Festival in Seattle, Tumbleweed Music Festival in Richland, and the Princeton (BC) Traditional Music Festival, and has presented workshops at numerous folk singing camps and festivals.
He helped found and has been involved in teaching at the Sean-nos Northwest Festival of old-style Irish singing, dancing, and the Irish language, as well as being the president (now emeritus) of the Portland Folk Music Society. He has produced one CD of traditional Irish songs in the old style (https://davidingerson.bandcamp.com/album/my-lovely-mountain-home) and a number of live-streamed concerts (https://www.youtube.com/c/DavidIngerson). In response to one of those concerts Gordon Bok said “…simply delightful.” Visit his website at https://www.davidingersonmusic.com/.
Workshops – The Amazing Variety of Irish Song Traditions & Introduction to Sean-Nós Singing