This February sees the 4th annual Féile na Tána getting underway from the 1st until the 3rd of February. It promises to be a packed weekend of Traditional Irish Music, Song &
This February sees the 4th annual Féile na Tána getting underway from the 1st until the 3rd of February. It promises to be a packed weekend of Traditional Irish Music, Song & Dance for all ages with Concerts, Workshops and Music sessions.
Kicking off this years Féile na Tána will be a concert featuring the Traditional Orchestra of Scoil Naomh Lorcan, Omeath. The concert will start at 7pm in St. Michael’s Hall, Newry Street, Carlingford. This will be followed by a young musicians’ session in St. Michael’s Hall.
On Saturday a series of workshops will be held at Bush Post Primary School which is about a 10 minute drive from Carlingford. The workshops are limited to 15 places per workshop and are for players with 3 years or more experience with the exception of the easy tin whistle class, singing and Sean-nós dancing. Registration for the workshops will start at 1.30pm with the workshops commencing at 2pm and finishing at 5pm.
The Tutors this year are, for Fiddle: Caoimhin O’Raghallaigh & Zoe Conway; Tin Whistle (intermediate): Mary Bergin; Tin Whistle (beginner): TBC; Uileann Pipes: Mick O’Brien; Harp: Laoise Kelly; Flute: Eamon de Barra; Accordion: Mairtin O’Connor; Concertina: Edel Fox; Guitar: John McIntyre; Singing: Mairead Ní Mhaonaigh; Banjo: Cathal Hayden; Bodhrán: Robbie Harris and Sean nós Dancing: Edwina Guckian.
Tickets costs are €35/£30 and includes admission to all events. To reserve a place please send an email to [email protected] with the applicants’ name, age, address, and contact telephone number.
In the evening at 7pm there will be a Tutor Recital featuring the workshop tutors at St. Michael’s Hall.
Sunday afternoon at 3pm will see the Festival Concert in St. Michael’s Hall. On stage will be Cathal Hayden on fiddle and Máirtín O’Connor on accordion. The concert will also be feature several exceptional young musicians (Féile na Tána scholarships).
Over Féile na Tána, there will be traditional music sessions occurring in The Village Hotel and The Four Seasons Hotel. Participating in them will be some of Ireland’s finest musicians. These sessions are marvellous free entertainment open for all to attend. Please visit Programme for details.
1 (Friday) 7:00 pm - 3 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
St. Michael's Hall/Halla Naomh Mícheál, Villas 3, Muirhevnamore, Carlingford, Co. Louth
Zoe Conway & John McIntyreEmail: [email protected]