This October sees the 4th annual Foxford Traditional Weekend getting underway from the 18th until the 21st of October. It promises to be a packed weekend of Traditional Irish Music, Song &
This October sees the 4th annual Foxford Traditional Weekend getting underway from the 18th until the 21st of October. It promises to be a packed weekend of Traditional Irish Music, Song & Dance for all ages with Concerts, Master Classes, Workshops, Sean-nós dance competitions, Music sessions and lots, lots more.
Kicking off this years Foxford Traditional Weekend will be a concert featuring legendary singers Eleanor Shanley, Cathy Jordan, Colm O’Donnell and Don Stiffe. Also on stage with them will be Pat Coyne, David Doocey and Stephen Doherty. The concert will start at 8pm in St. Joseph’s Secondary School.
Friday night at 7pm in Cruiser’s will see Teen Trad. This is a platform for younger musicians (13+) to perform. This event will include proficient teenage musicians, singers, dancers and storytellers from all parts of Ireland and promises to be a ‘mighty gathering’. The standard and quality of music from this generation is inspiring. The performances will be followed by a session.
A series of Workshops and Masterclasses will run on Saturday and Sunday. All Workshops are Intermediate/Advanced level apart from the Masterclasses, Improvers Tin Whistle & Sunday Classes. The Masterclasses are open to proficient musicians, who are well able to play/learn reels and jigs by ear. Please note that places in these classes are limited and booking is essential.
Saturday afternoon will see the Sean-nós dancers being put through their paces on with the Sean-nós dancing competitions. These will start at 4pm in the Mayfly Hotel. There will be individual competitions for the male and female competitors with both junior and senior categories catered for. Music will be provided by Tom & Stephen Doherty.
The Féile Concert starting at 8pm in the Mayfly Hotel on Saturday night will feature ‘Guest Tutors’, Michael McGoldrick and Dezi Donnelly as well as many visiting musicians, singers, dancers and weekend tutors. This promises to be a fabulous evening of music, song and dance.
During the Foxford Traditional Weekend, there will be traditional music sessions occurring in all seven local Pubs. Participating in them will be some of Ireland’s finest musicians. These sessions will be happening at different times, day and night and are marvelous free entertainment open for all to attend. All musicians are invited to join in one of the many sessions or initiate their own. Please visit Session Trail for full details.
For full details of the programme and to book tickets for events and places on the Workshops/Masterclasses please visit foxfordtraditionalweekend.com or follow on Facebook for the latest details. If you have any queries, then please call +353 (0)86 399 9774 or send an email to [email protected].
18 (Thursday) 8:00 pm - 21 (Sunday) 11:59 pm
Foxford, Co. Mayo, Ireland
Foxford Traditional Weekend Festival CommitteeTel: +353 (0)86 399 9774 or Email: [email protected] Foxford Traditional Weekend Festival Committee, Shanwar, Foxford, Co. Mayo, Ireland