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The 20th 'Gig’n the Bann' Cross Community Music and Dance Festival will take place commencing on the 12th and finish on the 15th September. This festival has become one of
The 20th ‘Gig’n the Bann’ Cross Community Music and Dance Festival will take place commencing on the 12th and finish on the 15th September. This festival has become one of the major events on the Summer Festival Calendar having built a reputation for offering a most impressive line-up of top performers spanning Traditional, Scottish and Folk Music circles.
The ethos of ‘Gig’n the Bann’ is to bring together musical traditions across all cultural divides and the direction pursued in recent years has been to incorporate the Ulster Scots tradition alongside Traditional Irish music. This has greatly enhanced audience participation in a diverse range of events. It has also meant that people from different sides of the community have become exposed to music, song and dance that they may not have been familiar with before.
The ‘Gig’n the Bann’ programme for 2019 again includes the usual mix of Concerts, Traditional Music Sessions, 5K Run and Walk, Praise Service, Family Fun Day and Art Exhibition. There is also the opportunity to hear world class Pipe Bands at the ‘Pipe’n the Bann’.
‘Gig’n the Bann’ continues to grow each year from strength to strength with the organising committee striving to bring top performers to an audience that would rarely have an opportunity to see them perform live.
Artists/Groups appearing this year include Sharon Shannon, The Red Hot Chilli Pipers, The Illegals with Niamh Kavanagh, Dave & Michelle Sheridan, Alan Costello and Eoghan O’Brien, Chris Madden & The Lucky Ducks and Portglenone CCE.
So whether you want to join one of the sessions or listen to the sound of the pipes and drums or attend one of the many concerts or outdoor events over the course of the weekend there will be something for the whole family with class entertainment on the banks of the Bann!
For more information about ‘Gig’n the Bann’ and to view the programme of events or for information about accommodation in the area, please visit www.gignthebann.com.
Tickets for the concerts may be purchased in Portglenone from All Occasions and Moments. Alternatively, they can be reserved by emailing [email protected].
For the latest up to date information about the festival, please visit the Gig’n the Bann Facebook Page. If you have any queries, then please call +44 (0)28 2582 1743 or send an email to [email protected].
12 (Thursday) 9:00 am - 15 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Portglenone, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
Gig'n The Bann Festival CommitteeEmail [email protected] or call +44 (0)28 2582 1743
A musicians festival, the Clonakilty International Guitar Festival is a celebration of the guitar. Clonakilty is the town that The Hendrix Experience’s Noel Redding chose to call home for 27
A musicians festival, the Clonakilty International Guitar Festival is a celebration of the guitar. Clonakilty is the town that The Hendrix Experience’s Noel Redding chose to call home for 27 years and the legacy of Noel’s impact on his adopted home continues today in the venues and talent that he fostered within the town. The Festival was founded by many musicians and music lovers directly influenced by Noel – including renowned producer John Fitzgerald who began his career in the music industry at the age of 15 playing in Noel’s band.
The Clonakilty International Guitar Festival is run by a not-for-profit voluntary organisation of music lovers who strive to make it accessible to all, with the majority of the events being entirely free. It takes place across the town of Clonakilty in pubs, libraries, campervans, churches, beaches and butcher shops.
Along with the main performances, there are excellent and very popular workshops and classes, where young musicians can learn from the masters.
A very popular feature of the festival is the acoustic forum, which is a chance to hear some of the festival’s artists play in a smaller, more relaxed and informal setting. Guitarists perform, discuss their playing style, and demonstrate – a chance to learn, laugh and hear some great music all at the same time.
The session trail takes you around the pubs and other smaller venues in Clonakilty where you’ll hear music of all styles, from folk to rock, rockabilly to delta blues.
A bonus for guitar loving visitors to Ireland who are thinking of attending this festival is its location. West Cork is a beautiful part of Ireland and Clonakilty is a great town, with good bars and restaurants, and is a pleasure to visit at any time. With the festival on, it’ll be a fantastic place to be.
For full details and further information about events taking place over the festival, please visit clonguitarfest.com, or follow on Facebook or Twitter for the latest details. If you have any queries concerning the festival then please call either +353 (0)23 883 3381 or +353 (0)83 334 8745. You can also email your queries to [email protected].
16 (Monday) 9:00 am - 22 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Clonakilty, West Cork, Ireland
Clonakilty International Guitar Festival CommitteeEmail: [email protected] or call +353 (0)23 883 3381 Clonakilty, West Cork, Ireland
This year sees the 40th Cork Folk Festival commencing on the 3rd of October and running until the 6th October. This is an annual music event that takes place in Ireland’s
This year sees the 40th Cork Folk Festival commencing on the 3rd of October and running until the 6th October. This is an annual music event that takes place in Ireland’s southern capitol, Cork. Over the years the festival has emerged as one of the most important folk & traditional music events in Ireland and has a growing reputation in Europe.
Since its birth in 1979, the Cork Folk Festival has earned a well deserved reputation for bringing together some of the biggest names on the traditional and folk scene – as well as championing some of its up-and-coming stars. The festival has a unique atmosphere, taking in 14 of the city’s famous venues, but it also feels intimate, despite its diversity in venues. Whether it’s local foods; Tripe and Drisheen, or a Bodhrán Workshop, Fiddle Concert or Trad Session that you’re after, the festival is well catered and all at minimal cost. Put short, it’s an old school festival for audiences who appreciate world class acoustic music.
The festival line up is huge this year with over 200 musicians and 40 events spread across 20 venues and includes Andy Irvine, Dougie McLean, Martin & Eliza Carthy, Iarla Ó Lionáird & Steve Cooney, ZoDoMo: Zoe Conway, Donal Lunny & Mairtín O’Connor, Freddie White, John Spillane, Jimmy Crowley,Tom Baxter, Nollaig Casey & Arty McGlynn, Greenshine, Liz Doherty, Karan Casey with Niall Vallely, Niamh Dunne & Seán Óg Graham, Neil Toner Band, Siobhan Peoples, Blackie O Connell & Cyril O’ Donoghue, Granny’s Attic, The Diviners, Sliabh Luachra Concert with Eoin ‘Stan’ O’Sullivan, Bryan O’Leary, Niamh Ní Charra, Matt Cranitch & Jackie Daly, Yvonne Casey & Dermot Byrne, Session Americana, Lee Valley String Band, Two Time Polka, Ger Wolfe, Pat Speight, Luke Daniels, Gals at Play with Mary Green, Anne Rynne, Edel Sullivan & Grainne Hunt, Caoimhe & Eimhear Flannery, Martina Stafford, Steve Turner, Cork Singers Club, Cork Pipers Club, Cork Trad Trio, Céilí Mór with Ger Murphy & Co, Club Ceoil Ballyphehane Balladeers and many many many more…
Plus there will be the Noel Brazil Songwriting Competition with €450 in prizes and the [email protected] Celebration Concert at Cork Opera House.
For more information about the Cork Folk Festival and to view the full programme of events, please visit www.corkfolkfestival.com. Tickets for all the events and concerts, are available by visiting Season Tickets. Please remember that some of the free events may require pre-booking so it is best to check the festival programme for events requiring this.
For the latest up to date information about the festival, please follow the festival on Facebook or Twitter. If you have any queries concerning the festival, then please call +353 (0)21 431 7271 or send an email to [email protected].
3 (Thursday) 9:00 am - 6 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Cork City, Co. Cork, Ireland
Cork City CouncilPhone: +353 (0)21 431 7271; Email: [email protected] Arts @ Civic Trust House, 50 Popes Quay, Cork
Sligo Live, now in its fifteenth year, has established itself as Ireland’s premier Autumn Music Festival. It combines the very best of traditional, folk, roots and indie music in warm
Sligo Live, now in its fifteenth year, has established itself as Ireland’s premier Autumn Music Festival. It combines the very best of traditional, folk, roots and indie music in warm and intimate venues, pubs, clubs and cafes, making for a relaxed and enjoyable weekend. With over 350 performers playing in almost 100 performances, with many of them free, the biggest problem faced by festival goers is choosing which performance to attend.
As part of the festivities, Sligo Live in association with Sligo Town Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann will be presenting the world renowned Fiddler of Dooney Competition. This competition, which was inaugurated in 1965, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of W B Yeats’s birth, is 54 years old this year. It was inspired by his poem of the same name. It is one of the most prestigious instrumental competitions in the tradition. Previous winners include Matt Cranitch, Cathal Hayden, Liz Kane, Paddy Glacken, Bríd Harper and Antoin MacGabhann.
During Sligo Live, there will be traditional sessions occurring in most of the local Pubs with top musicians performing. These sessions will be happening during the afternoon & night and are marvelous free entertainment open for all to attend. Please visit sligolive.ie for further details.
For full details of the programme and also the ARRIVALS/Emerging Artists programme and to book tickets for events please visit sligolive.ie. You can also follow Sligo Live on Facebook or on Twitter for the latest details.
If you have any queries then please send an email to [email protected].
18 (Friday) 9:00 am - 28 (Monday) 11:59 pm
I.T. Sligo Innovation Centre, Sligo, Co. Sligo, Ireland F91 WFW9
Sligo Live Festival BoardEmail: [email protected]