Johnny Doherty Music & Dancing Festival 2019

27sep(sep 27)8:00 pm29(sep 29)11:59 pmJohnny Doherty Music & Dancing Festival 2019TypeFestivals,Traditional MusicCountyDonegal

Event Details

The 11th Johnny Doherty Music & Dancing Festival in memory of the late Johnny Doherty, a local fiddle legend, starts on Friday the 27th of September in heritage town of Ardara in Co Donegal. The festival is a traditional music and dance festival where there will be something for everyone to enjoy, with Concerts, Céilís, Barn Dances, Sean Nós, Set Dancing, Workshops, Pub and Street Sessions based around the traditional music of the area. The Festival attracts people from all over the world to Ardara for a veritable feast of traditional music and dance.

The Opening Concert of the Johnny Doherty Music & Dancing Festival will commence on Friday evening in the Beehive Bar at 8pm with Dermot Byrne, Yvonne Casey and Steve Cooney.

Finishing the evening off there will be Sets & Céilí with ‘The Duntally Céilí Band’. This will start at 9.30pm in the Heritage Centre.

On Saturday between 11am and 1pm in the Heritage Centre there will be a Sets & Céilí Workshop tutored by ‘Clement Gallagher’ with another Workshop in the afternoon running between 2pm and 4pm. This time it will be the Two Hand Dance Workshop tutored by ‘Ann Connaghan & Connie McKelvey’.

At The Nesbitt Arms Hotel you will have a chance to see Four Men and a Dog in concert. This will start at 8pm.

On Sunday between 11am and 1pm in the Heritage Centre there will be a Sean Nós Dance Workshop tutored by ‘Brenda O’Callaghan’. Later on, at 3pm in the afternoon it will be Sets & Céilí with ‘Céilí Time’ in the Nesbitt Arms Hotel.

The Johnny Doherty Music & Dancing Festival finale concert for the weekend with ‘The Friel Sisters’ will start at 8pm in the Beehive Bar.

There will be Street and Pub Sessions occurring all weekend throughout the town.

For details of the all of the events, activities and performances, please visit If you have any queries regarding the Johnny Doherty Music & Dancing Festival, or would like to book tickets for one of the concerts, please email: [email protected] or call Pat McGill on either +353 (0)74 953 7952 or +353 (0)87 690 0714.

For the very latest information about the festival, please visit the festivals Facebook page.


27/09/2019 8:00 pm - 29/09/2019 11:59 pm(GMT+00:00)

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