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 Don Stiffe, Jack Talty and Damien O’Reilly on stage in Brosna Parish Hall. They will be supported by the Brosna Bucks – Patrick Moriarty & Daniel Fitzgerald and Greta Curtin who together with fellow musicians will be sure to bring a few lively Sliabh Luachra slides to the stage.
Saturday will be a busy day with music workshops taking place with top class tutors, starting at 11am. Later on in the afternoon music enthusiasts will be treated to a Fiddle Recital starting at 2pm and running until 7pm. The local church will be the venue for the traditional mass at 7.30pm 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 Donnie Nolan Céilí Band start the Céilí at 3pm in the Village Hall.
A pub trail including the best of traditional music runs all across the weekend! Definitely dates for the diaries! These sessions will be happening during the afternoon & night and are marvellous free entertainment open for all to attend.
For full information and the latest details of all events, please visit the the festival website at concurtin.com. Full details of the workshop tutors are available on both the festival website concurtin.com and Facebook page. You can also follow the festivals Twitter presence.
June 28 (Friday) 9:00 am - July 1 (Monday) 11:59 pm(GMT+00:00) View in my time
Brosna, Co. Kerry