The 34th Cooley-Collins Traditional Irish Music Festival will be happening in Gort, Co. Galway over the October Bank Holiday weekend. The Festival honours the memory of accordionist Joe Cooley and the
The 34th Cooley-Collins Traditional Irish Music Festival will be happening in Gort, Co. Galway over the October Bank Holiday weekend. The Festival honours the memory of accordionist Joe Cooley and the great tin whistle player Kieran Collins. It will run from the 26th until the 30th of October. One can expect a great weekend of Music, Song and Dance featuring a great line up of musicians from the US, UK and from all over Ireland plus Gort’s own local musicians.
The Official opening of the Cooley-Collins Traditional Irish Music Festival will be at 7.30pm in Sullivans, with special guest Joe Fitzgerald, and will be followed by a Céilí featuring the “Star of Munster Céilí Band”. Admission to the Céilí will be €10.
The festival will also feature a number of CD launches over the weekend.
Over the Festival Weekend, there will be traditional music sessions occurring in the Pubs throughout the town. These sessions will be happening at different times, day and night, and are marvelous free entertainment open for all to attend. Participating in them will be some of Ireland’s finest musicians. Details of the Session Trail can be found at Session Trail.
If you have any queries concerning the festival, then please send an email to [email protected] or you can call either +353 87 247 2503, +353 91 631923, +353 87 796 4137 or +353 86 869 4971.
26 (Friday) 7:30 pm - 31 (Wednesday) 11:59 pm
Gort, Co. Galway, Ireland
Cooley-Collins Traditional Music Festival CommitteeEmail [email protected] Gort, Co. Galway, Ireland