Abair is a program of traditional singing and storytelling. Taken from the Irish word meaning both ‘to say’ and ‘to sing’, the five-day program offers a broad range of oral performances, each highlighting the richness and beauty of the Irish singing and storytelling traditions still preserved and practiced to the present day.
A strand of the Abair series of events, the stories of 14 Henrietta Street mirror the story of Dublin and her citizens. Experience over 300 years of city life through this building, on a journey from its grand Georgian beginnings to the tenement dwellings of its later years. No. 14 calls on generations of music and poetry to tell its story. Guided by singer and seanchaí Sean Fitzgerald, audiences will be lead through the narrow hallways, and tenement flats of this three-hundred-year-old structure, meeting an array of singers, musicians, poets and storytellers along the way, each offering a glimpse into the many different people who passed through its doors.