Taking place in the heart of the Connemara Ghaeltacht in Spiddal, Éigse an Spidéil is an annual community festival established in the late 1970’s to celebrate various aspects of the
Taking place in the heart of the Connemara Ghaeltacht in Spiddal, Éigse an Spidéil is an annual community festival established in the late 1970’s to celebrate various aspects of the local culture, including Traditional Music, Sean-nós Singing and Dancing, Poetry and the Arts.
The highlight of Éigse an Spidéil is the Cheolchoirm Mhór na hÉigse which traditionally happens on the Saturday evening of the festival. This years Cheolchoirm will commence at 8pm in Seanscoil Sailearna and will feature the wonderful accordion player Conor Connolly from Clarinbridge accompanied by Phádraig Ó Dubhghaill. In the second half a new song, Fad Saoil will be played for the first time. The composer Johnny Óg Connolly has put music to 12 poems with the poet Joe Steve Ó Neachtain. The newly established choir ‘Cór Óige Chois Fharraige’ will be singing along with the singer Bríd Treasa Ní Ghaothín. Aisling Ní Neachtain will be directing the choir with accompaniment from Johnny Óg Connolly, Pádraig Ó Dubhghaill and Luisne Ní Neachtain.
During Éigse, there will also be Sessions occurring in the local pubs each night. These sessions are marvellous free entertainment open for all to attend.
If you have any queries then please send an email to [email protected] or call +353 (0)91 553 124.
February 27 (Wednesday) 9:00 am - March 3 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Gannon’s Traditional Irish Music Shop, Main Street, Spiddal, Galway
The Éigse TeamPhone: +353 (0)91 553 146 or Email: [email protected] Deirdre Nic Chonaonaigh, Éigse an Spidéil, Coláiste Connacht, Spidéal, Co. Galway, Ireland