This year will mark the 17th anniversary of the Skerries Traditional Music Weekend. This picturesque seaside town in Co. Dublin will play host to a weekend packed full of music,
This year will mark the 17th anniversary of the Skerries Traditional Music Weekend. This picturesque seaside town in Co. Dublin will play host to a weekend packed full of music, song and dance, in a celebration of Irish Culture and Heritage.
The opening concert on Friday will commence at 8pm with KGB at the Little Theatre and on Saturday there will be a Céilí at the Skerries Community Centre commencing at 9pm with The Kilfenora Céilí Band. Tickets can be purchased online by visiting Concert and Event Tickets.
A series of Workshops will be held on Saturday 19th May with first class artists taking care of the tutoring. The workshops and tutors will be for Fiddle: Dermy Diamond, Yvonne Casey and Máire O’Keeffe; Flute: Conal O’Gráda and Tara Diamond; Tin Whistle: Mary Bergin and Joe McKenna; Introductory Tin-Whistle for Adults (whistle provided): Andrea Gallagher; Concertina: Micheál Ó Raghallaigh; Accordian: Dermot Byrne; Harp: Michelle Mulcahy; Banjo: Conor McCague; Uilleann Pipes: Caoimhín Ó Fearghail; Sean Nós & Set Dancing: Mairéad Casey and John McEvoy.
To book your place on one of the workshops, please visit Workshop Info & Registration.
Over the weekend there will be many afternoon and evening trad sessions happening in the pubs throughout Skerries.
For the latest info, tickets and full programme details for all the concerts, events, sessions and workshops please visit skerriestraditionalmusic.com or if you have any queries then email [email protected] or call +353 (0)87 652 8643.
The 2018 Fleadh Nua in Ennis promises to be an exciting festival, full to the brim with Concerts, Céilithe, Sessions, Street Entertainment, CD Launches, Recitals, Irish Language Classes, Set Dancing Competitions, Sean-Nós Dancing
The 2018 Fleadh Nua in Ennis promises to be an exciting festival, full to the brim with Concerts, Céilithe, Sessions, Street Entertainment, CD Launches, Recitals, Irish Language Classes, Set Dancing Competitions, Sean-Nós Dancing Competitions and Performances, Story Telling, Singing Sessions, Workshops and much more.
Since 1974, Fleadh Nua has been held annually in Ennis and has developed from a 3 day event to a festival spanning 8 days, with more than 120 separate events, many of them free of charge, where there is a welcome for everyone.
There will be more than 60 pub sessions happening during Fleadh Nua week
There are many Irish traditional festivals organised throughout the summer months but there are few people who will dispute that Fleadh Nua which started in Dublin in 1970, is the forerunner of them all. The concept of bringing together concerts, céilithe, music, song and dancing workshops, street entertainment, and much more was innovative in its time. Today, it’s still a winning formula, as evidenced by the thousands of visitors who flock to the festival every May for a week of unsurpassed traditional entertainment.
While the town of Ennis has lost nothing of its warmth and welcome since Fleadh Nua was first held there in 1974, one thing that has definitely changed is the time it takes to get to the capital of Co. Clare. With the new motorway network connecting directly to the town, Dublin is now only 2½ hours away by car. There are also rail links to Ennis from Limerick, Cork, Galway, Dublin, Waterford and Tralee. Shannon International Airport has connections Ennis, operated by Bus Éireann and Citylink, connecting the town to all the major population centres in the country.
may 20 (Sunday) - 28 (Monday)
Various venues around Ennis
Taking inspiration from the great festivals of the 70’s and 80’s such as Lisdoonvarna down the road and from the deep musical roots of the county, The Doolin Folk &
Taking inspiration from the great festivals of the 70’s and 80’s such as Lisdoonvarna down the road and from the deep musical roots of the county, The Doolin Folk & Traditional Music Festival presents powerful music in an intimate setting and ensures that audiences and musicians can feel at one and just enjoy the communal spirit.
The Sixth annual Doolin Folk & Traditional Music Festival takes place from the 15th-17th June. Having established itself as a firm favourite on the summer festival calendar, Doolin is acclaimed for the diversity of its music programme and is filling a niche on the festival scene. Out here on the edge of the country, musicians and audiences are re-connecting and experiencing the unbroken but ever changing nature of our rich and nourishing music.
Tickets for the festival may be booked by clicking Festival Tickets.
15 (Friday) 5:00 pm - 17 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Doolin, Co. Clare, Ireland
The Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Trad Festival takes place in Glengarriff every year around the 3rd week in June with this years festival running from Thursday 21st to the
The Jim Dowling Uilleann Pipe and Trad Festival takes place in Glengarriff every year around the 3rd week in June with this years festival running from Thursday 21st to the 24th June.
This year will see the 7th running of the festival which has grown from its humble beginnings in 2012 to what is is today, one of the finest line-ups of traditional Irish musicians you will find at any festival around the country. Taking place in the pubs, hotels and restaurants around the village of Glengarriff, you will never have to far to travel to get to the music, whether it is one of the bigger concerts or the more informal Piping For A Pint Session Trail that takes place throughout the weekend. There are also special events and workshops that also take place around the village, so something for everyone.
The festival will commence on Thursday night with Mick O’Brien and Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh in concert in The Park Hotel at 8pm. Sharon Shannon will be on stage in The Eccles Hotel on Friday night at 8pm. Then on Saturday, Iarla Ó Lionáird and Steve Cooney will be in concert in Glengarriff Church at 9.30pm.
With ticket numbers for the concerts being limited, it is advisable to book online by clicking Tickets if you wish to attend any of them.
If you’re thirsting for some great trad music, then the Piping For A Pint Session Trail is the place for you. The Sessions were a big hit last year and 2018 promises to be even bigger and better with some great acts, including Ronán Ó Snodaigh, Liam O’Connor, Sean McKeon, Caoimhin Ó Fearghail, Tom Oakes, Katrin Nicoll, Cór Chúil Aodha, Brendan Ring, Niall Keegan, The Diviners, Emer and Tadge Twomey, Caroline Keane, Tom Delany, The Reel Women, Des Geraghty and TRODA.
For those interested, there will also be Uilleann Pipe and Music Workshops occurring during the festival.
if you have any queries then please email [email protected].
june 21 (Thursday) - 24 (Sunday)
Various locations around Glengarriff
Glengarriff, West Cork
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