20th Shannonside Winter Music Festival

17jan(jan 17)9:00 am21(jan 21)11:59 pm20th Shannonside Winter Music FestivalTypeFestivals,Traditional MusicCountyClare

Event Details

Now in it’s 20th year, the Shannonside Winter Music Festival has gone from strength to strength over the last few years and this years event marks another step forward for this eclectic festival of the best in acoustic music.

Around 80 concerts, shows, pub gigs and sessions will occur between Thursday and Monday across 17 locations keeping the villages of Bunratty and Sixmilebridge bouncing and buzzing featuring the best of local talent and acts from far and wide.

This years headline concert will be The Metis Ireland Festival Concert featuring the legendary Matt Molloy & John Carty with Arty McGlynn, Brian McGrath & Mick Hanly.

This years line-up will also include…
Acapella Singing: Purely Vocals (USA);
Bluegrass: The Special Consensus (USA), The Petersens (USA), Munich String Band (DE);
Blues: The Catfish Blues Orchestra;
Celtic Rock: The Led Farmers;
Classical: Diversus Guitar Quartet (CH);
Country Swing: Frankie Lane, The Spancil Hillbillys;
Dance: Golden Star Morris Dancers (UK);
Flamenco: The Cintron Bros. (USA);
Folk: Ger O’Donnell & Katie Theasby, Kate Purcell, Brian King, Liam Leahy;
Jazz: Jazzlite Band;
Poetry: Ó Bhéal Poetry Group;
Set Dancing: Johnny Reidy Céilí Band;
Trad: The Doyle Family (UK), Randal’s Folly, MEGA-Trad, Gael Force 4, Brendan Bugler, Niamh O’Donnell;
Ukelele: The Ukealadies.

Enquiries concerning tickets can be made by calling or texting +353 (0)86 870 7739 and can be paid for and collected from the festival office over the weekend in the Bunratty Castle Hotel.

Please note that Weekend tickets and The Metis Ireland Concert (Saturday night) tickets, should be booked online by visiting www.wmw.ie.

During the Shannonside Winter Music Festival, there will be traditional music sessions occurring in most of the local Pubs. These sessions will be happening during the afternoon & night and are marvellous free entertainment open for all to attend. Please visit www.wmw.ie for details of the Session Trail.

Full details of this years programme and to book tickets for events please visit www.wmw.ie or follow on Facebook for the latest details. If you have any queries then please send an email to [email protected].


17/01/2019 9:00 am - 21/01/2019 11:59 pm(GMT+00:00)

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