This September sees the second Fingal Fleadh and Fair take place in Swords. The medieval grounds of Swords Castle and the Main Street in Swords Village will host a programme of
This September sees the second Fingal Fleadh and Fair take place in Swords. The medieval grounds of Swords Castle and the Main Street in Swords Village will host a programme of workshops and recitals.
This event celebrates the strong tradition of music in the Fingal community and will be centred around participation and performance with free Workshops and Concerts by some of the biggest names in traditional Irish music. It is geared very much for all the family with something for everyone to enjoy.
John Spillane will be returning again this year and performing his ‘Songs We Learned in School’ set which proved to be very popular last year.
Swords Castle will be the key venue for the event with free concerts featuring Lumiere, Kíla, Danú, The Whileaways, The Dixie Micks, John Spillane, The Mulcahy Family, Niamh Parsons and many more.
Also in the castle grounds there will be an Artisan Food, Drink & Craft Fair.
This year there will be a Street Seisiún Competition which will take over Swords on Saturday the 8th with the Main Street closed to traffic.
During the festival there will a ‘Session Trail’ around the town which will feature a mixture of performances and open sessions by musicians from all over the country.
The Fingal Fleadh is the perfect place to meet up with all of your friends for a few tunes and to enjoy a weekend of great music.
If you have any queries regarding the Fingal Fleadh & Fair, please email: [email protected]
For all the latest up to date information, please visit the Fingal Fleadh & Fair Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/FingalFleadhFair
6 (Thursday) 9:00 am - 9 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Swords Castle, Pharmacy, Bridge Street, Swords, Ireland
In September 2018, the Frank Harte Festival will once again celebrate and commemorate the life and work of Frank Harte. Born in the village of Chapelizod in Co. Dublin in 1933,
In September 2018, the Frank Harte Festival will once again celebrate and commemorate the life and work of Frank Harte. Born in the village of Chapelizod in Co. Dublin in 1933, where his father Peter owned The Tap public house. He was introduced to traditional Irish songs at the age of fourteen, when he heard a tinker singing The Valley of Knockanure and selling ballad sheets at a fair in Boyle, Co. Roscommon. Since his teens, Frank was fascinated with songs that tell stories and was an avid collector for many years.
The first Frank Harte Festival took place in 2006 and since its inception has become a focus for traditional singing. It is organised and run by An Góilín, the leading promoter of traditional singing in Dublin, this festival will once again celebrate and commemorate the life and work of Frank Harte, a close associate and friend of the Club.
This years invited guests include Skipper’s Alley (Dublin), Máire Ní Chéileachair (Cork), Michael McGonigle (Donegal), Maggie Ericson (USA), Eamonn Hunt (Cork/Dublin) and Anne Skelton (Mayo).
The official opening of the Frank Harte Festival happens Friday night starting at 8pm. This will be followed by a Singing Session featuring the invited guests. Entry costs €5 but is included in the weekend ticket.
Saturday will see a Singing Workshop commencing at 11am. The Workshop will be presented by Anne Skelton and will cost €10 but is included in the weekend ticket.
At 1:30pm an illustrated talk about The Muskerry Singing Tradition: Past Present and Future will be presented by Máire Ní Chéileachair. Admission to this talk is Free. Later on in the afternoon at 3pm there will be a Singing Session. Admission to this session is Free.
The Grand Concert featuring the invited guests will start at 8pm. Entry costs €20 but is included in the weekend ticket.
Sunday will see a Singing and Walking Tour, Inside the Pale, starting at 11am. Booklet €3.00. Then later on in the afternoon there will be a Singing Session and Final Farewell to the invited guests starting at 3pm. Entry costs €3 but is included in the weekend ticket.
Please note that Weekend registration covering all events is available at a cost of €35.
Full details of all the events for this years Frank Harte Festival, are available on the official website www.goilin.com.
In the meantime, for the latest up to date information on the Frank Harte Festival, please visit Frank Harte Festival on Facebook.
If you have any queries, then please call Fergus Russell on +353 (0)87 672 4714, Máire Ní Chróinín on +353 (0)86 294 0652 or Jerry O’Reilly on +353 (0)86 816 1557. You can also email your queries to [email protected].
21 (Friday) 8:00 pm - 23 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
The Teachers' Club
The Teachers' Club, 36 Parnell Square, Dublin 1
TradFest is Ireland's largest festival of trad, folk music and beyond showcasing not only the wealth and variety of Irish musical talent but also top international acts. It started out as
TradFest is Ireland’s largest festival of trad, folk music and beyond showcasing not only the wealth and variety of Irish musical talent but also top international acts. It started out as a small niche trad festival back in 2006 and from its modest beginnings has gone from strength to strength over the past decade. It offers concert goers unique opportunities to experience live music in some of Dublin’s most historic places. From the breathtaking nave of St. Patrick’s Cathedral to the grandeur of City Hall. This years TradFest takes place from Wednesday 23rd to Sunday 27th of January.
TradFest will be featuring a wealth of talent including: Andy Irvine, Brenda Castles, Bríd Harper & Arty McGlynn/Seána Davey & Stephen Doherty, Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, Carlos Núñez, Cathy Davey, Daoirí Farrell, David Kitt & Inni-k, Dori Freeman, Eleanor McEvoy plus support Anna Mieke, Freddie White, Stockton’s Wing with Les Barker, Jerry Douglas/Teddy Thompson/Laura Cortese & The Dance Cards, Jim Page, John Sheahan & Michael Howard, Kate Rusby, Kathy Mattea, Lindisfarne, Liz Carroll & Jimmy Keane, Loah/Sive, Mark Redmond & Patrick Fitzpatrick, Martha Guiney & Aisling Lyons, Martin Harley & Stephen James Smith, Paddy Casey, Phelim Drew, Radie Peat, Ré plus support Kern, Ryan O’Shaughnessy, Sibéal Ní Chasaide, Steeleye Span, The Black Feathers & The Once, The Fureys, The Henry Girls, The Kane Sisters & The Friel Sisters, The Kilkennys, The Lost Brothers, The Young Folk, Zoe Conway & John McIntyre, Danú/The McGoldrick Trio/The Green Fields of America.
That’s just for starters. As usual, venues will include many historical and iconic buildings including the grandeur of City Hall, Dublin Castle, the intimacy of The Pepper Canister Church, St Michan’s Church, the breathtaking nave of St Patrick’s Cathedral, City Assembly House, Richmond Barracks, Rathfarnham Castle, The Workmans Club.
Alternatively, if you have any queries, you can send an email to [email protected] or call +353(0)1 960 2300.
23 (Wednesday) 9:00 am - 27 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Various locations around Dublin
Templebar, Dublin, Ireland