Singing workshop


Kan være grafikk av trompet, harpe og tekst som sier '$ let's sing'

Let’s Sing workshop: This is a social event where you can learn some basic Irish language words and join the choir in learning a new Sean Nos song. You’ll have the opportunity to perform it at a concert with Aoife Ní Fhearraigh at Féile Oslo in August, if you’re interested!

Venue: Posten building, Biskop Gunnerus’ gate 14A. 3. Stage, Innovation Hub. 

Time & Date: 12:00 – 16:00, Saturday 13th April 2024.

Organised by: Mná Oslo Irish Choir

When you arrive: Sign in at Posten building reception & we will bring you up to the training area

12:00 – 13:00 Lunchtime – Sandwiches, scones, cake and drinks (water, saft, tea/coffe) will be provided. Bring your own lunch if you have any specialities. 🥪🍰🤗.

13:00 – 16:00 Room: Innovation Room

  • Learn a “cúpla focal” (a few words) of Irish language to help sing songs in Irish with Gearóid Mac Aodha. You might even earn a Cúpla Focal badge🎖️ – 50 min.
  • Learn a new Sean Nos song with Cecilie Stensrud as instructor & Brendan Monaghan as musical accomplement. We will all prepare & sing this song at a concert with Aoife Ní Fhearraigh in August ‘24 in Oslo on the first day of Féile Oslo.🤗

Guest male and female singers are very welcome to join Mná Oslo Irish Choir for this session 🎤🎶🤗 – 2 hours.

Tickets cost 250 kr. Accept this event invite – and PM Nollaig McBrien Johansen (95063315) or Annalisa Reuter if you have any questions.

PAYMENT: Please make payment (250kr) to Annalisa to secure your place by Tuesday 9th April ’24 – Vipps to 97764816💰

PS: It is not a requirement that you can speak any Irish but if you want to sing with us but it’s very helpful if you can sing in tune😊

Last Day for Booking


The 2nd of March is the last day you can book to secure your spot at this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Lunch at the Radisson Blu Hotel Oslo Plaza!

In addition to great food, there’s the obligatory raffle, music from Muintir, dancing with Sound Irish Dance Factory, and new this year, the Arineánach singers: Frida and Serine, and last but not least, a drawing competition in honor of Christine Caplice Grinde. (more info on that to come)

Grand Marshalls


This year we are super lucky to have 2 Grand Marshalls 🙂

Brendan and Cecille

Brendan Monaghan is from Banbridge in Northern Ireland and has worked as a folk musician since the early 1990s. He is a multi-instrumentalist specialised in uilleann pipes (Irish bagpipes) and whistles. He has toured extensively all over the world, notably with the famous show Celtic Thunder, and with musician and songwriter Phil Coulter. Since 2020, Brendan has established himself in Oslo, where he is currently performing and teaching Irish music. Cecilie Stensrud started out with modern Irish dance in 2008 and has since then developed her passion for Irish music and more traditional dance styles. She is currently the only one in Norway to teach Irish ‘sean-nós’ or ‘old-style’ dance, which she does at the dance school “Sound – Irish Dance Factory”. Cecilie also plays the fiddle and sings as well as conducting the Mná Irish Choir. Together, Brendan and Cecilie have founded Féile Oslo Summer School of Irish Music and Dance, as well as An Iorua – Irish Cultural Centre.