The 15th Gerry Whelan Memorial Weekend will take place in Cootehill, Co. Cavan starting on Friday the 13th of September. It is a festival of music, singing and dancing remembering
The 15th Gerry Whelan Memorial Weekend will take place in Cootehill, Co. Cavan starting on Friday the 13th of September. It is a festival of music, singing and dancing remembering the Mohill accordion player and lilter, Gerry Whelan that has become firmly established as one of the highlights on the Co. Cavan annual calendar of events.
There are a lots of great events happening over the weekend which are listed in the programme including a Memorial Concert, Music Workshops, Caint agus Comhrá, Singing/Storytelling, Street Music, Rambling House, Folk Club and Pub Sessions.
Friday evening will see the official opening of the Gerry Whelan Memorial Weekend at 8pm in the Drumlin Theatre with the Memorial Concert. The Official Opening will be carried out by Labhrás Ó Murchú, Ardstiúrthóir Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Éireann. Guest artists appearing will include Martin Donohue and NYAH CCE; Ray Lawlor, Mickey McDonnell and friends; The Rafter School of Dancing; Geraldine Whelan-O’Meara and friends; Noctambule duo from California and the Cootehill CCE Junior Group.
A series of Workshops will be held on Saturday in St. Michael’s Hall between 10am and 1pm. The workshops and tutors will be for Fiddle: Noreen McManus; Tin Whistle: Barry Conaty; Button Accordion: Fergus Bogue; Banjo & other instruments: Daithi Kearney.
The fee for a place on one of the Workshops is €10 (a Family Discount is available). These workshops are a great opportunity to learn from some of Ireland’s most talented musicians. To book your place on one of the workshops, please visit Workshop Info & Registration.
The workshops will be followed by a tutor led session in Drumlin House at 2.30pm, other musicians are welcome to join in. There will be lots of other great entertainment to follow with music, singing and dancing for all the family to enjoy.
Don’t miss Noctambule in concert on Friday the 13th and Goitse in concert on Saturday the 14th. Full details of the Gerry Whelan Memorial Weekend are available on the official website gerrywhelanweekend.com. You can also follow the Gerry Whelan Memorial Weekend on Facebook.
If you have any queries regarding the 15th Gerry Whelan Memorial Weekend then send an email to [email protected]. If you would like to book Concert Tickets then please call +353 (0)87 637 2862 or +353 (0)87 772 3595.
In the meantime, get the dates in your diary and don’t miss out on a great weekend of Music, Dancing, Singing and Craic this September!
13 (Friday) 9:00 am - 15 (Sunday) 11:59 pm(GMT+00:00) View in my time
Cootehill, Co. Cavan, Ireland