The legendary Con Curtin was one of the few people in the country with the honour of having a festival in their name in life. Con passed away on April
The legendary Con Curtin was one of the few people in the country with the honour of having a festival in their name in life. Con passed away on April 25th 2009 at 82 years of age, and every year the crowds flock to support the festival established and celebrated in his name. The Festival was established in 2001 to celebrate a very unusual “Sliabh Luachra” blossom of music, with a unique tempo and rhythm. Con Curtin was a master exponent of this Sliabh Luachra style.
The Festival kicks off on Friday night with a top class traditional concert at 8pm, with renowned group Breaking Trad in Brosna Parish Hall. They will be supported by world dancing sensation David Geaney former world champion dancer and of “Britain’s got Talent”, Brosna CCÉ and Storytelling by Billy O’Brien and John Murphy. Tickets cost €15
Saturday will be a busy day with music workshops taking place with top class tutors, from 11am to 2.30pm. Later on in the afternoon music enthusiasts will be treated to an array of recitals starting at 3pm and running until 7pm. The local church will be the venue for the traditional mass at 8pm Saturday evening.
Sunday will be a great family day with busking competitions for u9, u12 and u15. This will start at 1.30pm in the village square, before the mighty Stríolan Céilí Band start the Céilí at 3pm in the Brosna Parish Hall.
A pub trail including the best of traditional music runs all across the weekend! Definitely dates for the diaries!
For the latest details of all events, please visit the festivals Facebook page or Twitter presence. Full details of the workshop tutors are available on both the festival website http://www.concurtin.com/ and Facebook page.
june 22 (Friday) - 24 (Sunday)
Brosna, Co. Kerry
Con Curtin Music Festival CommitteeDenis on +353 (0)87 928 2443 or Margaret on +353 (0)87 277 3819 Brosna, Co. Kerry